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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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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.