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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Death as a personification or as a philosophical notion.
  • n. Psychiatry See death instinct.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Ancient Greek God of peaceful or natural death.
  • n. the death drive in Freudian psychoanalysis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Greek mythology) the Greek personification of death; son of Nyx
  • n. (psychoanalysis) an unconscious urge to die

Etymologies

Greek.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Θάνατος (Thánatos). (Wiktionary)

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