Mark Trzasko wrote:In the word "apotheosis," does "apo" mean "from"? I scoured my Liddell and Scott lexicon and found basically that meaning. A friend asked if it means "becoming."
D. IN COMPOS.:
1. asunder, as ἀποκόπτω, ἀπολύω ἀποτέμνω: and hence, away, off, as ἀποβάλλω, ἀποβαίνω; denoting, removal of an accusation, as ἀπολογέομαι, ἀποψηφίζομαι.
2. finishing off, completing, ἀπεργάζομαι, ἀπανδρόω, ἀπανθρωπίζω, ἀπογλαυκόω.
3. ceasing from, leaving off, as ἀπανθέω, ἀποζέω, ἀφυβρίζω.
4. back again, as ἀποδίδωμι, ἀπολαμβάνω, ἀπόπλους: also, in full, or what is one’s own, as ἀπέχω, ἀπολαμβάνω: freq. it only strengthens the sense of the simple.
5. by way of abuse, as in ἀποκαλέω.
6. almost = ἀ- priv.; sts. with Verbs, as ἀπαυδάω, ἀπαγορεύω; more freq. with Adjectives, as ἀποχρήματος, ἀπότιμος, ἀπόσιτος, ἀπόφονος.
Liddell, H. G., Scott, R., Jones, H. S., & McKenzie, R. (1996). A Greek-English lexicon (Rev. and augm. throughout) (192). Oxford; New York: Clarendon Press; Oxford University Press.
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