Gr. Myth. the river of wailing, a tributary of the Acheron in Hades
Origin of CocytusClassical Latin from Classical Greek K?kytos, literally , a shrieking, wailing from k?kyein, to wail, reduplicated, reduplication of Indo-European base an unverified form kau-, howl
One of the five rivers of Hades.
- A river of the underworld in Greek mythology.
From Latin Cocytus, from Ancient Greek Κωκυτός (Kōkutos, “lamentation”).