- An example of something stygian is a dark jail cell.
- An example of something stygian is the cellar in an old farm house.
- An example of something stygian is an agreement made by old friends to not let their friendship die.
- of or characteristic of the river Styx and the infernal regions
- infernal or hellish
- dark or gloomy
- inviolable; completely binding, as an oath sworn by the river Styx
Origin of Stygian; from Classical Latin Stygius (; from Classical Greek Stygios ; from Styx: see Styx) + -an
- a. Gloomy and dark.b. Infernal; hellish.
- Of or relating to the river Styx.
Origin of stygianFrom Latin Stygius, from Greek Stugios, from Stux, Stug-, Styx.
- See also Stygian, which means "of, by or relating to the river Styx".
From Latin stygius, from Ancient Greek Î£Ï„ÏÎ³Î¹Î¿Ï‚ (Stugios, “relating to Styx"), from Î£Ï„ÏÎ¾ (Stux, “Styx, chief river of underworld").
(comparative more Stygian, superlative most Stygian)
- Of, by or relating to the river Styx.
- Alternative form of stygian: dark and gloomy, or infernal and hellish.