Avernus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin Avernus, from Ancient Greek αορνος (aornos), αϝορνος (awornos, birdless), from ἀ- (a-, without) + ὄρνις (órnis, bird). The lack of birds was likely due to fatal gases like carbon dioxide seeping from the volcanically active lake.

Proper noun[edit]

Avernus

  1. The entrance to Hell or the underworld, or the underworld itself.
  2. A lake in Southern Italy.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek αορνος (aornos), αϝορνος (awornos, birdless), from ἀ- (a-, without) + ὄρνις (órnis, bird). The lack of birds was likely due to fatal gases like carbon dioxide seeping from the volcanically active lake.

Proper noun[edit]

Avernus m (genitive Avernī); second declension

  1. Lake Avernus
  2. The underworld

Inflection[edit]

Second declension with locative.

Number Singular
nominative Avernus
genitive Avernī
dative Avernō
accusative Avernum
ablative Avernō
vocative Averne
locative Avernī

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