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Definition of the adjective acherontic

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  1. dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades

Alternative definition of the adjective acherontic


  1. Of or pertaining to Acheron; infernal; hence, dismal, gloomy; moribund.

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Google previewA Thomas Hardy Dictionary (1989)

with maps and a chronology by F. B. Pinion

Acherontic shades (JO.VI.iv), spirits of the dead in the underworld by the gloomy Acheron river (classical mythology); cf. Virgil, Aeneid vi ,295ff.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

Acherontic (ak-e-ron'tik), a.

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2013)

by Ernest Weekley

acherontic. Gloomy, morihund, from G. 'Ave- pwr, river of Infernal Regions. Cf. stygian. achieve. OF. achiee-, tonic stem of achever, VL. *accapare, from ad ...

Google previewDictionary of the Synonymous Words and Technical Terms in the English Language (1817)

by James Leslie (of Edinburgh.)

of or belonging to that river, Acherontic ; the feigned judges in hell are, Rhadamanthus, AEacus, and Minos.

Google previewAn Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1783)

... A New Edition, Being the Twenty-fifth. ... By N. Bailey, ... by Nathan Bailey

ACHERONTIC, of or ...

Google previewThe Royal English Dictionary ... The Fourth Edition Improved; to which are Added, the Lives of Several Eminent Modern Writers (1771)

by Daniel Fenning

ACHERONTIC, Adj. of or pertaining to Arberon. A/CHIA, S. a species of cane growing în the East Indies, which is pickled green there, with strong vinegar, pepper, and other spices. A/CHIAR, S. [a Malayan word, fignifying all forts of fruits and ...

Google previewThe Royal English dictionary: or, A treasury of the English language (1775)

by Daniel Fenning

ACHERONTIC, Adj. of or pertaining to Acbtmt* A'CHIA, S. a species of cane growing irr the Fast-Indies, which is pickled green there, with strong vinegar, pepper, and other spice*. A'CHIAR, S [a Malayan word, signifying all sorts of fruits and ...

Google previewThe Cyclopædia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature. By Abraham Rees, ... with the Assistance of Eminent Professional Gentlemen. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings, by the Most Disinguished Artists. In Thirthy-nine Volumes. Vol. 1 [- 39] (1819)

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Google previewA Classical Dictionary (1841)

Containing ... Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors, and Intended to Elucidate ... Points Connected with the Geography, History, Biography, Mythology and Fine Arts of the Greeks and Romans ... an Account of Coins, Weights and Measures ... by Charles Anthon

Such were, among the Etrurians, the Acherontic and ritual books of Tages, containing the precepts of agriculture, legislation, medicine, the rules of divination, of meteorology, of astrology, and also a system of metaphysics: such were, among ...

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