Tuesday, 4 April 2017

That Word: Apotheosis



That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you.  This week's word is...


Apotheosis


Where I Found It


Once again Apotheosis follows the trend of words that I had listed on my phone that I didn't know or was unsure of the exact meaning but have no idea where I read it originally. 


Defintion/s

  1. the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of a god
  2. the ideal example; epitome; quintessence 
  3. the glorification of a person or thing

An Example Sentence


Luke was an apotheosis. The ideal example of how pressure from a nation can affect one child.

An apotheosis of a king was finally beginning to equal out.

My Thoughts


Honestly when I see this word I think hypothesis. I mean most of the word looks like it. I imagine if one was not paying very much attention they might even think it meant that. I kind laughed when I saw the first meaning. It was not what I had expected. Rising to the rank of a god. I can't quite imagine me using the first definition very much. However the second one I definitely think would be a more common use if I did indeed use it. I think it would be fun to use especially because my first reaction to the word. It's something I may indeed use sometime in the near future.

Apotheosis is also one of those words that actually sounds like it reads pretty much. In other words I listened to it and saw that how I was saying it was quite accurate. That's not something that happens all the time with this English language of ours. 


What did you think of Apotheosis? Have you seen or heard of the word before? Have you used Apotheosis before? If you haven't used it do you think you would use it?