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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. the river, in Hades, over which the souls of the dead are ferried by Charon

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The principal river of the lower world, which had to be crossed in passing to the regions of the dead.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


Latin, from Greek Stux.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Στύξ. (Wiktionary)



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