from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of bostrychid beetles which has been subdivided into sevveral genera by recent authors.


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  • Deceitfulness comes from the Greek word apate, which can also mean delusion.

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  • It is likely that Plato's pejorative use of mimesis was influenced by the works of the Sophist, Gorgias, who used the word, apate deception to describe the artist's effect on the audience.

    January 2005

  • If the principle of indwelling sin is there personified as apate, deceit, producing and exercising those lusts which lead to destruction; the principle of spiritual life is here personified as aletheia, truth, which produces righteousness and holiness.

    A Commentary on the Epistle to the Ephesians


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