Acheron

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See also: Achéron

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Acheron, from Ancient Greek Ἀχέρων (Akhérōn), said to be from ὁ ἄχεα ῥέων (ho ákhea rhéōn, the stream of woe).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈæ.kəɹ.ən/, /ˈæ.kəɹ.ɔn/
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Proper noun[edit]

Acheron

  1. (Greek mythology) A river in the infernal regions; also, the infernal regions themselves. By some of the English poets, it was supposed to be a flaming lake or gulf.
  2. (literary) Hell
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Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Acheron

  1. A language of Sudan.
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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἀχέρων (Akhérōn), from ὁ ἄχεα ῥέων (ho ákhea rhéōn, the stream of woe)

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Proper noun[edit]

Acherōn m sg (genitive Acherontis); third declension

  1. Acheron, a river in the underworld
  2. The underworld

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Acherōn
Genitive Acherontis
Dative Acherontī
Accusative Acherontem
Ablative Acheronte
Vocative Acherōn

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: Acheron
  • French: Achéron
  • Italian: Acheronte
  • Portuguese: Aqueronte
  • Spanish: Aqueronte

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