Apol·​lo ə-ˈpä-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce Apollo (audio)
: the Greek and Roman god of sunlight, prophecy, music, and poetry
[Apollo, an asteroid of this class] : any of a class of asteroids having an orbit that extends from inside to beyond the earth's orbit

Word History


Latin Apollin-, Apollo, from Greek Apollōn

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Apollo was in the 13th century

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“Apollo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Apollo. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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