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

  • n. Roman Mythology The god of the underworld; Pluto.
  • n. Roman Mythology The underworld.

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  • proper n. Alternative name for Hades.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. The god Pluto, god of the underworld; also called Dis Pater.

Etymologies

Latin Dīs, from variant of dīves, wealthy (from the belief that the underworld was the source of wealth from the ground).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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