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ἀφᾰν-ισμός, ὁ, extermination, destruction, Plb.5.11.5; πόλεων D.S.15.48; σώματος καὶ ψυχῆς Plu.2.107d; ἀφανισμῷ ἀφανίζειν LXX De.7.2.

II. = foreg.11, Arist. HA580b21, Luc.Alex.19; ἄστρων Thphr.Sign.2 (pl.), cf. Cleom.2.5; occultation, Theo Sm.p.137 H.; Περὶ ἀ. ἡλιακῶν, title of work by Eudoxus, on occultations of stars by the sun, Phld.D.1.21; τῆς σελήνης Plu.2.670c; ἐγγὺς ἀφανισμοῦ Ep.Hebr.8.13.