aphelion (n.) "point farthest from the sun" (of a celestial body's orbit), 1670s, a Grecianized form of Mod.L. aphelium, altered by Johannes Kepler based on Gk. apo heliou "away from the sun," from apo "away from" (see APO- (Cf. apo-)) + heliou, gen. of helios "sun" (see SOL (Cf. sol)). The whole was formed on the model of Ptolemaic apogaeum (see APOGEE (Cf. apogee)) to reflect the new helio-centric model of the universe.

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