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Acheron

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English

Etymology

Latin from Greek

Proper noun

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Acheron

  1. (mythology) A river in the Nether World or infernal regions; also, the infernal regions themselves. By some of the English poets it was supposed to be a flaming lake or gulf.
    • And pull her out of Acheron by the heels - Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus, IV-iii

Latin

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Etymology

From Ancient Greek Ἀχέρων (Acherōn) < ὁ ἄχεα ῥέων (ho akhea rheōn), the stream of woe)

Proper noun

Acherōn (genitive Acherontis); m, third declension

  1. Acheron, a river in the underworld
  2. The underworld

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative Acherōn
genitive Acherontis
dative Acherontī
accusative Acherontem
ablative Acheronte
vocative Acherōn

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