apollyon








noun

  1. the destroyer; the angel of the bottomless pit; Abaddon. Rev. 9:11.

noun

  1. New Testament the destroyer, a name given to the Devil (Revelation 9:11)

destroying angel of the bottomless pit (a name sometimes given to the Devil), late 14c., from present participle of Greek apollyein “to destroy utterly” (from apo- “from, away from” + olluein “to destroy”); a translation of Hebrew Abaddon (q.v.).

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