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apotheosis / uh-poth-ee-oh-sis, ap-uh-thee-uh-sis
noun

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

Example: George Washington has been elevated to apotheosis from his own time all the way to today. There is even a painting called The Apotheosis of Washington.

Origin: 1570–80; < LL < Gk

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/apotheosis
Tags: a, greek, latin, noun
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