Definitions

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  • adjective Of, by or relating to the river Styx.
  • adjective Alternative form of stygian: dark and gloomy, or infernal and hellish.

Etymologies

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See stygian.

Examples

  • Opposite to this, again, the fourth river first falls into a place dreadful and savage, as it is said, having its whole color like cyanus: [44] this they call Stygian, and the lake which the river forms by its discharge, Styx.

    Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates

  • The fourth river goes out on the opposite side, and falls first of all into a wild and savage region, which is all of a dark blue color, like lapis lazuli; and this is that river which is called the Stygian river, and falls into and forms the Lake Styx, and after falling into the lake and receiving strange powers in the waters, passes under the earth, winding round in the opposite direction to Pyriphlegethon and meeting in the Acherusian lake from the opposite side.

    The Dialogues of Plato, Translated into English with Analyses and Introductions, by B. Jowett.

  • The fourth river goes out on the opposite side, and falls first of all into a wild and savage region, which is all of a dark-blue colour, like lapis lazuli; and this is that river which is called the Stygian river, and falls into and forms the Lake Styx, and after falling into the lake and receiving strange powers in the waters, passes under the earth, winding round in the opposite direction, and comes near the Acherusian lake from the opposite side to Pyriphlegethon.

    Phaedo

  • Today's word is "Stygian", and it is used as an ADJECTIVE (a word that describes or tells you more about a NOUN)

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  • Buried, the miners have come back to Chile -- to the body of the nation -- from a Stygian sarcophagus.

    Michael Vlahos: Chilean Transcendence

  • His site, entitled Stygian Darkness Across The Potomac, incorporates elements of Lovecraftian writing along with a modern blog covering lesser known monuments and historical sites in the Washington, D.C. area. theProtaganist stopped by to tell us a little bit about his curious project.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • Such context keeps his Stygian reputation intact—he describes the "high body count" and "nihilism and unnecessary violence" of certain lyrics—but there are glimpses of Nick Cave, everyday guy.

    Digging Up Seeds

  • His site, entitled Stygian Darkness Across The Potomac, incorporates elements of Lovecraftian writing along with a modern blog covering lesser known monuments and historical sites in the Washington, D.C. area. theProtaganist stopped by to tell us a little bit about his curious project.

    New Lovecraftian blog : The Lovecraft News Network

  • Though he forged a reputation for punishing live shows in the 1980s, blasting audiences at downtown venues such as the Mudd Club, Mr. Gira gradually steered Swans from the Stygian to the sublime.

    It's Never Too Late to Grate

  • In Canada, Codan is a farm involved in some Stygian hocus-pocus, breeding genetically altered sheep, and is where I found this delightful picture ...

    Archive 2009-10-01

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