from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The dark region of the underworld through which the dead must pass before they reach Hades.
- MountErebus A volcanic peak, 3,796.6 m (12,448 ft) high, on Ross Island in Antarctica.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The personification of darkness and shadow.
- proper n. A volcano in Antarctica, named after HMS Erebus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A place of nether darkness, being the gloomy space through which the souls passed to Hades. See Milton's “Paradise Lost,” Book II., line 883.
- n. The son of Chaos and brother of Nox, who dwelt in Erebus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In classical mythology: A place of nether darkness through which the shades pass on their way to Hades.
- n. The son of Chaos, who married his sister Night and was the father of Æther (the pure air) and Day; darkness.
- n. [NL.] In zoology, a genus of noctuid moths.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Greek mythology) Greek god of darkness who dwelt in the underworld; son of Chaos; brother of Nox; father of Aether and Day
From Ancient Greek Ἔρεβος. (Wiktionary)