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  • apotropaically — adverb see apotropaic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apotropaic — apotropaically, adv. /ap euh treuh pay ik/, adj. intended to ward off evil. [1880 85; < Gk apotrópai(os) averting evil (see APO , TROPE) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • apotropaic — adjective Etymology: Greek apotropaios, from apotrepein to avert, from apo + trepein to turn Date: 1883 designed to avert evil < an apotropaic ritual > • apotropaically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apotropaic — adjective Intended to ward off evil. See Also: apotropaeus, apotropaically, apotropaic eye, apotropaism …   Wiktionary

  • apotropaic — [ˌapətrə peɪɪk] adjective supposedly having the power to avert evil or bad luck. Derivatives apotropaically adverb Origin C19: from Gk apotropaios, from apotrepein turn away or from + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • apotropaic — /əpɒtrəˈpeɪɪk/ (say uhpotruh payik) adjective having, or considered to have, the power to avert evil, especially to ward off bad luck. {Greek apotropaios averting evil + ic} –apotropaically, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • apotropaic — [ap΄ō trō pā′ik, ap΄ətrō pā′ik] adj. safeguarding against evil apotropaically adv …   English World dictionary

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