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

  • noun The river across which the souls of the dead are ferried, one of the five rivers in Hades.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Greek myth, a river of the lower world.
  • noun [NL.] In zoology, a genus of butterflies, of the subfamily Pierinæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Class. Myth.) The principal river of the lower world, which had to be crossed in passing to the regions of the dead.

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  • proper noun Greek mythology the river, in Hades, over which the souls of the dead are ferried by Charon

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

  • noun (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls

Etymologies

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

[Latin, from Greek Stux.]

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From Ancient Greek Στύξ.

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