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apotheosis

Pronunciation: /əˌpɑːθiˈəʊsəs; əˌpɒθiˈəʊsɪs/

Translation of apotheosis in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -ses /-siːz/)

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (deification) apoteosis (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • More important, allegory was deemed the best vehicle for representing apotheosis, the painter's access to immortal status, an idea integral to the project from the start.
    • If density is the soul of the city, this is its spiritual or, better, commercial apotheosis.
    • His famous objection to the apotheosis of the bald eagle as the new nation's symbol is characteristic.
    1.2 countable/numerable (extreme manifestation) [literary/literario] súmmum (masculine), quintaesencia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • ‘It was certainly the most satisfying moment of my life,’ he said later, the apotheosis of a career which had many highs and indelible lows.
    • I have long sung his praises but his work on this play, a work he admits in a programme note is close to his heart, must rank as the apotheosis of his career so far, though I have to say I tremble as to what he will present us with next year.
    • William Blake's engravings at the end of his career are the apotheosis of engraving as a creative linear technique.

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The language of the Basque Country and Navarre is euskera, spoken by around 750,000 people; in Spanish vasco or vascuence. It is also spelled euskara. Basque is unrelated to the Indo-European languages and its origins are unclear. Like Spain's other regional languages, Basque was banned under Franco. With the return of democracy, it became an official language alongside Spanish, in the regions where it is spoken. It is a compulsory school subject and is required for many official and administrative posts in the Basque Country. There is Basque language television and radio and a considerable number of books are published in Basque. See also lenguas cooficiales