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Definition of the noun apotheosis

What does apotheosis mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: apotheoses

  1. model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
  2. the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)

Alternative definition of the noun apotheosis

noun

  1. The fact or action of becoming a god; deification.
  2. Glorification, exaltation; crediting someone with extraordinary power or status.
  3. A glorified example or ideal; the apex or pinnacle (of a concept or belief).
  4. Loosely, release from earthly life, ascension to heaven; death.
  5. [psychology] The latent entity that mediates between a person's psyche and their thoughts. The id, ego and superego in Freudian Psychology are examples of this.

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Google previewCulture and Values, A Survey of the Humanities (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Apotheosis is the glorification of a subject to divine level. The term has meanings in theology, where it refers to a belief, and in art, where it refers to a genre. In theology, the term apotheosis refers to the idea that an individual has been raised ...

Google previewClassical Mythology, Images and Insights (2016)

Anthropology, Social anthropology by CTI Reviews

Apotheosis is the glorification of a subject to divine level. The term has meanings in theology, where it refers to a belief, and in art, where it refers to a genre. In theology,the term apotheosis refers to the idea that an individual has been raised to ...

Google previewSymbols of Power in Art (2011)

by Paola Rapelli

Apotheosis is the greatest glory to which a mortal can aspire, a sign of special praise for success outside the ordinary, evidence that one has shown supremacy over all peers.

Google previewThe Flaming Sword (1898)

Apotheosis means the act of elevation of a mortal to the rank of the gods; deification.

The true apotheosis is the act of the mortal man putting on immortality; it was the hope of the apostle Paul, and is to be the experience of the Man who ...

Google previewThe School Review (1898)

Apotheosis is an incident of the possibility of explanation, not explanation itself; for the unity, to be a unity, must be self-explanatory. Had Virgil known this, Aristotle would no more have remained the master of those who know ; but the world ...

Google previewPagan Theology (2003)

Paganism as a World Religion by Michael York

Human apotheosis is an occurrence and an open possibility in paganism as a whole. But apart from the ultimate translation of Paganism as Religion | 31.

Google previewMediaSpace (2004)

Place, Scale and Culture in a Media Age by Nick Couldry, Anna McCarthy

In hisbook Bobos in Paradise, David Brooks offersan extended description of a' new upper class' which fuses bourgeoisand bohemian values, and whose apotheosis is the bluejean capitalist, preaching liberation management and ingesting ...

Google previewRichard Strauss and Romain Rolland Correspondence Diary and Essays (1968)

by Rollo. Myers

The final apotheosis is a flood of life. Its joy gladdens the heart. The most extravagant combinations of harmonies and the most unrelenting harshnesses fade and melt away, owing to the marvellous combination of timbres. It is the work of a ...

Google previewA general and bibliographical dictionary of the fine arts (1824)

by James Elmes

Apotheosis. [Lat. airoOitaait, Gr. from airo and dtuic.] In mythological painting and sculpture. The act of deification or placing among the number of the gods. The custom of thus honouring eminent men is of very ancient date among the Greeks, ...

Google previewA dictionary of terms in art (1870)

by Frederick William Fairholt

commemorate an apotheosis, an altar with a fire on it, from which an eagle ascends. Our illustration is taken from Roman coins, and exhibits the ordinary mode of representing this act, the emperor, in the one instance, seated on the back of an ...

Google previewA general and bibliographical Dictionary of the Fine Arts. Containing ... explanations of the principal terms used in Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, and Engraving ... historical Sketches of the ... different Schools, etc (1826)

by James ELMES

APOTHEosis. [Lat. &ro6éogic, Gr. from &ro and 68wç.] In mythological puinting and sculpture. The act of deification or placing ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Early Cinema (2005)

by Richard Abel

The term “apotheosis” stems from the stage tradition and refers to a splendidly arranged image (or tableau), where all the characters were grouped into ornaments and where a number of additional effects were displayed in order to produce a ...

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Small photo of BRESCIA, ITALY - MAY 23, 2016: The ceiling fresco of Apotheosis of saints Faustino, Giovita, Benedict and Scolastica in church Chiesa di San Faustino e Giovita by Giandomenico Tiepolo (1696 - 1770).Small photo of MOSCOW, RUSSIA - MARCH 13, 2015: State Tretyakov Gallery is art gallery, foremost depository of Russian fine art in world.Gallery's history starts in 1856. Vereshchagin V. "Apotheosis of War"Small photo of VENICE, ITALY - MARCH 12, 2014: Apotheosis of st. Dominic from ceilling of Cappella di San Domenico by Giambattista Piazzetta 1727 in Basilica di san Giovanni e Paolo church.Small photo of ROME, ITALY - MARCH 10, 2016: The fresco of Apotheosis of St Catherine in church Chiesa di Santa Caterina da Siena a Magnapoli by Luigi Garzi (1713).Small photo of ROME, ITALY - MARCH 10, 2016: The fresco of Apotheosis of St Catherine in church Chiesa di Santa Caterina da Siena a Magnapoli by Luigi Garzi (1713).Small photo of ROME, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: Apotheosis of St James by Silverio Capparoni fresco on the ceiling of the Church San Giacomo in Augusta in Rome, Italy on September 02, 2016.Small photo of ROME, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: Apotheosis of St James by Silverio Capparoni fresco on the ceiling of the Church San Giacomo in Augusta in Rome, Italy on September 02, 2016. More...

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Apotheosis Meaning

Video shows what apotheosis means. The fact or action of becoming or making into a god; deification.. Glorification, exaltation; crediting someone or something ...

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Scrabble value of A1P3O1T1H4E1O1S1I1S1

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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