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Meaning of ACHERON

Pronunciation:  'aku`rân

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which the souls of the dead were carried by Charon
 

ACHERON is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: River Acheron
 
 See Also: Hades, Hel, Hell, infernal region, netherworld, river, Scheol, underworld

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ach"e*ron\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] (Myth.)
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. --Shak.

 

 

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