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Possibly meaning "marsh-like," see [Term?] (“marsh-like water”). Some have suggested that it is from ὁ ἄχεα ῥέων (ho ákhea rhéōn, “the stream of woe”), but this has been dismissed as folk etymology.
- (5th BC Attic): IPA: /akʰérɔ͜ɔn/
- (1st BC Egyptian): IPA: /akʰɛ́roːn/
- (4th AD Koine): IPA: /axéron/
- (10th AD Byzantine): IPA: /açéron/
- (15th AD Constantinopolitan): IPA: /açéɾon/
- Acheron, a river in Epirus
- p. 999 in S. C. Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited. 1950.