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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

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From Ancient Greek Ἔρεβος. (Wiktionary)

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