- Class. Myth. a river in Hades: often identified as the river across which Charon ferries the dead
- Hades; infernal regions
Origin of AcheronClassical Latin from Gr; associated, association with achos, pain, hence “river of woe”
The river of woe, one of the five rivers of Hades.
From Latin Acheron, from Ancient Greek Ἀχέρων (Acherōn), from ὁ ἄχεα ῥέων (ho akhea rheōn, “the stream of woe”).