Styx

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From Ancient Greek Στύξ (Stúx).

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Styx

  1. (Greek mythology) The river, in Hades, over which the souls of the dead are ferried by Charon.
  2. (astronomy) The 5th moon of Pluto, discovered in 2012.

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Czech[edit]

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Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Στύξ (Stúx).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Styx

  1. (Greek mythology, masculine inanimate, feminine) Styx, the river in Hades, over which the souls of the dead are ferried by Charon
    • 1906, Vladislav Kalousek, “Styx”, in Ottův slovník naučný[2], volume XXIV, Praha: J. Otto, page 315:
      V podsvětí pak ze Stygy opět vyvěrá Kókytos.
      The Kokytos issues from the Styx in the Underworld.
  2. (Greek mythology, feminine) Styx, the goddess of the river Styx in Hades
    • 1906, Vladislav Kalousek, “Styx”, in Ottův slovník naučný[3], volume XXIV, Praha: J. Otto, page 315:
      [] děti její stále obklopují trůn Zévův a Styx stala se bohyní božské přísahy.
      [] her children keep surrounding the Zeus's throne and Styx became the goddess of the divine oath.
  3. (astronomy, masculine inanimate) Styx, a moon of Pluto [since 2013]
    • 2015 June 4, “Pluto a jeho měsíce jsou tak trochu splašená mini soustava”, in Česká televize[4]:
      Nix, Hydra a podle přesvědčení vědců i Kerberos a Styx mají navíc spíš oválný než kulatý tvar, což ještě víc přispívá k jejich nepředvídatelným oběžným drahám.
      The shape of Nix, Hydra and, as scientists are convinced, also Kerberos and Styx is more oval than round, which contributes to unpredictibility of their orbits even more.

Usage notes[edit]

The grammatical gender of Styx in the sense of the mythological river can be both masculine and feminine, but the feminine seems obsolete. Current grammar manuals suggest only masculine. (The feminine gender was proposed e. g. in a textbook for secondary schools by M. Blažek in 1877.[1]) However, when speaking about the goddess of the river, the feminine gender has to be used.

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masculine inanimate
feminine

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Solar System in Czech · sluneční soustava (layout · text)
Star Slunce
Planets and dwarf planets Merkur Venuše Země Mars Ceres Jupiter Saturn Uran Neptun Pluto Haumea Makemake Eris
Notable moons Měsíc Phobos/Fobos
Deimos
Ganymed
Callisto
Io
Europa
Titan
Rhea
Iapetus
Dione
Tethys
Enceladus
Mimas
Titania
Oberon
Umbriel
Ariel
Miranda
Triton Charon
Hydra
Nix
Kerberos
Styx
Hiʻiaka
Namaka
Dysnomia

References[edit]

  1. ^ M. Blažek (1877) Mluvnice jazyka českého[1], Brno, page 115–116

Further reading[edit]

  • Styx in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu
  • Styx in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Στύξ (Stúx).

Proper noun[edit]

Styx m

  1. Styx