Apocalyptic number, the number 666, mentioned in Rev. xiii. 18. It has been variously interpreted.

(A*poc`a*lyp"tic) Apocalyptist
(A*poc`a*lyp"tist), n. The writer of the Apocalypse.

(A*poc`a*lyp"tic*al*ly) adv. By revelation; in an apocalyptic manner.

(Ap`o*car"pous), a. [Pref. apo- + Gr. karpo`s fruit.] (Bot.) Either entirely or partially separate, as the carpels of a compound pistil; — opposed to syncarpous. Lindley.

(A*poc"o*pate) v. t. [LL. apocopatus, p. p. of apocopare to cut off, fr. L. apocore. See Apocope.] (Gram.) To cut off or drop; as, to apocopate a word, or the last letter, syllable, or part of a word.

(A*poc"o*pate A*poc"o*pa`ted) a. Shortened by apocope; as, an apocopate form.

(A*poc`o*pa"tion) n. Shortening by apocope; the state of being apocopated.

(||A*poc"o*pe), n. [L., fr. Gr. a cutting off, fr. to cut off; from + to cut.]

1. The cutting off, or omission, of the last letter, syllable, or part of a word.

2. (Med.) A cutting off; abscission.

(Ap`o*cris"i*a*ry ||Ap`o*cris`i*a"ri*us) n. [L. apocrisiarius, apocrisarius, fr. Gr. answer, fr. to answer; from + to separate.] (Eccl.) A delegate or deputy; especially, the pope's nuncio or legate at Constantinople.

(Ap`o*crus"tic) a. [Gr. able to drive off, fr. to drive off.] (Med.) Astringent and repellent. n. An apocrustic medicine.

(A*poc"ry*pha) n. pl., but often used as sing. with pl. Apocryphas [L. apocryphus apocryphal, Gr. hidden, spurious, fr. to hide; from + to hide.]

1. Something, as a writing, that is of doubtful authorship or authority; — formerly used also adjectively. [Obs.] Locke.

2. Specif.: Certain writings which are received by some Christians as an authentic part of the Holy Scriptures, but are rejected by others.

Fourteen such writings, or books, formed part of the Septuagint, but not of the Hebrew canon recognized by the Jews of Palestine. The Council of Trent included all but three of these in the canon of inspired books having equal authority. The German and English Reformers grouped them in their Bibles under the title Apocrypha, as not having dogmatic authority, but being profitable for instruction. The Apocrypha is now commonly mitted from the King James's Bible.

(A*poc"ry*phal) a.

1. Pertaining to the Apocrypha.

2. Anything viewed as a revelation; a disclosure.

The new apocalypse of Nature.

(A*poc`a*lyp"tic A*poc`a*lyp"tic*al) a. Of or pertaining to a revelation, or, specifically, to the Revelation of St. John; containing, or of the nature of, a prophetic revelation.

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