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Published: 1st September 2021

Citation: Astronist Institution. (2021). Apothonic. Available: Last accessed [enter date e.g. 1st Sept 2021].


noun  Astroeschatology

relating to or inhabiting the Overworld; often contrasted with the adjective chthonic.


Apothonian | ˈ apəʊθɒnɪən | adjective & noun
Apothonical | ˈ apəʊθɒnɪk(ə)l | adjective
Apothonically | ˈ apəʊθɒnɪk(ə)li | adverb
Apothonism | ˈ apəʊθɒnɪz(ə)m | noun
Apothonist | ˈ apəʊθɒnɪst | adjective & noun
Apothonistic | ˈ apəʊθɒnɪstɪk | adjective


Astro-English: from Astronese, the prefix apo- is used to denote “the astronomical world” due to it meaning something “far away” while the suffix -onic being an extension of the shorter suffix -ic establishes the adjective to literally and broadly mean “relating to the world far from our own.”

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