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Thursday, August 19

Apollonian

[ap-ə-LOH-nee-ən]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Greek, 17th century

1.

Relating to the rational, ordered, and self-disciplined aspects of human nature.

Examples of Apollonian in a sentence

"Adam considered himself to be an Apollonian figure."

"His combination of good physique and excellent grades made him seem Apollonian."

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About Apollonian

This word hails directly from the Greek god Apollo. The Greek adjective was “Apollonios.”

Did you Know?

The ancient Greeks put the god Apollo on a pedestal because he was the god of poetry, music, healing, and more. Thanks to a handful of German scholars, he is associated with traits like rationality and calmness.

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