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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The god of the underworld; Pluto.
  • noun The underworld.

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  • proper noun Alternative name for Hades.

Etymologies

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

[Latin Dīs, from variant of dīves, wealthy (from the belief that the underworld was the source of wealth from the ground); see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.]

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