Etymology-wise, it means "to
uncover" but in English it has come to label a violent ending. What word is it?
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The word apocalypse derives from the Church Latin
apocalypsis, revelation, which in turn derives
from Greek apokalyptein, uncover - from Greek
apo, off, and kalyptein, to cover.
Note thatJohn of Patmos' book of Revelation was
called Apokalypsis in the
Septuagint. This was initially translated into
English as "Apocalypse" in the early 13th century, but was changed to
"Revelations" in Wyclif's Bible 50 years later.
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