MEANING: noun: One who destroys; another name for the Devil.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin, from Greek Apollyon, from apollynai (to destroy), from apo- (from, away) + ollynai (to destroy). Earliest documented use: 1382.

NOTES: The Bible’s Book of Revelation 9:11 introduces Apollyon as: “And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.”

APOLLO-N - the fourteenth Moon mission

A POLLY-EON - the interval between crackers

A POLL-CON - fake news

CAPO LLYON - a Mafia don in FFrance