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Definition of the adjective acherontic

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adjective

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

Alternative definition of the adjective acherontic

adjective

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

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Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (1967)

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 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 Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers

overcast 09 cheerless, Cimmerian, depressed, dyspeptic, miserable, saturnine, sorrowful, tenebrose, tenebrous 10 Acherontic, depressing, despondent, disastrous, dispirited, downlooked, melancholy, sepulchral, tenebrious 11 crepuscular, ...

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)

Books, Acherontic, those wherein ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary (1872)

by Charles Anthon

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

Google previewA Classical Dictionary: containing an account of the principal proper names mentioned in ancient authors ... Together with an account of coins, weights and measures, etc (1841)

by Charles ANTHON (LL.D.)

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

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

ACHERONTIC, belonging to Acheron. Bailey. ACHERSET, an ancient measure of corn, conjectured to be the same with our quarter, or eight oufhels. ACHERTSIA, in ancient geography, 1. A lake between Cumæ and -the promontory Misenum, ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

oppressed, saturnine, tenebrous, woebegone 1 0 acheron- ian, acherontic, caliginous, depres- 315 goad sant, depressing, depressive, despondent, lugubrious, melancholy, oppressive, tenebrific.

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