apo-, ap-, aph-
(Greek: from, away from, asunder, separate, separation from, derived from)
2. A procedure in which blood is drawn from a donor and separated into its components, some of which are retained, such as plasma or platelets, and the remainder returned by transfusion to the donor.
2. A terse or short, sometimes witty statement, of a general truth or observation.
3. Remarks or sentences, often definitions, that convey the truth about something in a concise and witty way: "Their mother shaped their minds with a steady stream of aphorisms; such as, 'Waste not, want not.' "
4. Etymology: from Middle French aphorisme, aufforisme, from Late Latin aphorismus, from Greek aphorismos, "definition, pithy sentence", from aphorizein, "to mark off, to divide", from apo-, "from" + horizein, "to bound".
2. The last book of the New Testament in the Bible which contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to John the apostle.
3. Any of a number of anonymous Jewish or Christian texts from around the second century B.C. to the second century A.D. containing prophetic or symbolic visions; especially, of the imminent destruction of the world and the salvation of the righteous.
4. A great or total devastation; doom; such as, the apocalypse of nuclear war.
5. Etymology: "revelation, disclosure", from Catholic-Church Latin apocalypsis, "revelation"; from Greek apokalyptein, "to uncover"; from apo-, "from" + kalyptein, "to cover, to conceal".
2. Warning about a disastrous future or outcome: "We hear more and more about the apocalyptic warnings of global warming."
3. Involving a description of a widespread destruction and devastation.
4. A reference to the predicting of, or presaging of, an imminent disaster and total or universal destruction: "Apocalyptic teachings or writings; or specifically, apocalyptic literature."
Their purpose was to comfort the faithful in their suffering conditions, and reconcile those conditions with God's righteousness by prefiguring the future triumph of Israel or the Messianic kingdom.
The best-known Christian apocalypse is the Book of Revelation in the New Testament of the Bible.
"Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."
"This calls for wisdom: let him who has understanding reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number, its number is six hundred sixty-six."
2. Resembling the Apocalypse or an apocalypse; especially, in some particular aspect, as splendor, magnitude, confusion, or when the meaning is hidden.
2. The expectation of cataclysmic revelation, as in millenarianism (belief in the millennium of Christian prophecy [Revelation 20 in the New Testament of the Bible], the 1,000 years when Christ is predicted to reign on earth, or any religious movement that foresees a coming age of peace and prosperity).
3. The practice of, or addiction to, interpreting or applying prophetic revelation.
2. Anyone who believes in the teachings that predict a catastrophic end to the world.
2. An abnormal tendency to become easily fatigued as a result either of physical causes, as in myasthenia (muscular weakness), or of emotional causes.