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Definition of the noun Acherusia

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Acherusia is a genus of Aegidae, described by Lucas in 1849.

Acherusia is a genus of Buprestidae, described by Laporte & Gory in 1838.

Acherusia is a genus of Arthropoda, described by Costa in 1834.


Acherusia is a musical group.


Acherusia: In Greek mythology, Acherusia, was a name given by the ancients to several lakes or swamps, which, like the various rivers called Acheron, were at some time believed to be connected with the lower world, until at last the Acherusia came to be considered to be in the lower world itself.

Phrases with Acherusia

  1. genus Acherusia
  2. Axyrostola Acherusia

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Google previewAmerican Revisions and Additions to the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1891)

by William Harrison De Puy

ACHERUSIA is the name of a lake in Epirus into which the Acheron river flows.

Google previewA sketch of antient geography (1855)

by Thomas Butler

East of which were the Mariandyni, in the north-eastern part of whose district was the city of Heraclea Pontica, now Erekli ; a small peninsular promontory almost adjacent, is called Acherusia, now Cape Baba: through a cavern in this ...

Google previewThe English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury: The history of the Grecian war written by Thucydides; tr. by T. Hobbes (1843)

by Sir William Molesworth

AcHERON, ACHERUSIA.—ACHERUSIA is a lake which issueth into the sea, near ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Americana : a popular dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, history, politics, and biography, brought down to the present time (1836)

flows first through the lake Acherusia, then, for a short distance, through the rocks of the Cassiopeian mountains, and falls, near Prevesa, into the Ionian sea. It is now called Velchi. A branch of the ...

Google previewThe Crown Encyclopedia and Gazetteer (1903)

A Reference Library of Universal Knowledge, Embracing Five Hundred Illustrations and Over Sixty-five Thousand Subjects, All Brought Down to the Date of Publication, with Ninety-six Colored Maps

Acceptance Acherusia, cutaneous disease. Many others infect the skin of different animals, and sometimes in considerable numbers. Acceptance, a bill of exchange drawn on one who agrees absolutely or conditionally to pay it, according to ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary, Containing a Copious Account of All the Proper Names Mentioned in Antient Authors... (1839)

by John Lemprière

ACHERUSIA, Palus, a lake of /Egypt, near Memphis ,- over which, as Diodorus, lib. 2. relates, the bodies of the dead were conveyed.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ancient Deities (2013)

by Charles Russell Coulter, Patricia Turner

Also knownas: Acherusia. A rivergod.Acheron isone of thethree thousandsons ofOceanus and Tethys, Gaea, orDemeter. Hewas also saidtobethe father of Asclepius by Orphne or Gorgyra. In legend, hewas punished ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; or A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature (1823)

ACHERUSIA PALUS, a lake between Cumae and the promontory Misenum, now 3 Logo...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaginary and Mythical Places (2014)

by Theresa Bane

Source: Anthon, ClassicalDictionary, 11 Acherusia Cavern In the mythology of the ancient Greeks Acherusia was the name ofa cave said to be located along the borders ofPontus. It was here the demigod, Hercules, dragged Cerberus, the ...

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

ACHERUSIA, in ancient geography, 1. A lake between Cumse and the promontory Misenum ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

Acheron, in Ancient Geography, a river of Thesprotia, in Epirus ; which, after forming the lake Acherusia, at no great distance from the promontory of' Chimerium, falls into the sea opposite to the isle of Paxo. Acheron, or Acheros, a river of the ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3H4E1R1U1S1I1A1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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