Etymology
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apotheosis (n.)

"deification," 1600s, from Late Latin apotheosis "deification," especially of an emperor or royal person, from Greek apotheosis, from apotheoun "deify, make (someone) a god," from apo, meaning, here, "change" (see apo-) + theos "god" (from PIE root *dhes-, forming words for religious concepts).

updated on May 05, 2017

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Definitions of apotheosis from WordNet

apotheosis (n.)
model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal;
apotheosis (n.)
the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god);
Synonyms: deification / exaltation
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