Phlegethon

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From Latin Phlegethōn, from Ancient Greek Φλεγέθων (Phlegéthōn).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈflɛɡᵻθɒn/, /ˈflɛdʒᵻθɒn/

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Phlegethon

  1. (Greek mythology) A river of fire in Hades.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.2:
      Firebrand of hell first tynd in Phlegeton, / By thousand furies, and from thence out throwen / Into this world, to worke confusion, / And set it all on fire by force vnknowen / Is wicked discord [...].

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