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apotheosis

a·poth·e·o·sis / əˌpä[unvoicedth]ēˈōsis; ˌapəˈ[unvoicedth]ēəsis/ • n. (pl. -ses / -ˌsēz/ ) [usu. in sing.] the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax. ∎  the elevation of someone to divine status; deification.

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apotheosis

apotheosis originally (in the late 16th century) the elevation of someone to divine status, or deification; in later use, the highest point in the development of something; a culmination or climax. The word comes via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek, from apotheoun ‘make a god of’, from apo ‘from’ + theos ‘god’.

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apotheosis (əpŏth´ēō´sĬs), the act of raising a person who has died to the rank of a god. Historically, it was most important during the later Roman Empire. In an emperor's lifetime his genius was worshiped, but after he died he was often solemnly enrolled as one of the gods to be publicly adored. Apotheosis is closely related to ancestor worship.

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apotheosis deification. XVII. — ecclL. apotheðsis — Gr. apothéōsis, f. apotheoûn deify, f. theós god (cf. THEO-).
Hence apotheosize XVIII.

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Apotheosis

Apotheosis (Gk., apo, ‘from’, + theoun, ‘to deify’). The elevation of a human being to the rank and status of a god. See also EUHEMERISM.

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