Acheron Definition

ăkə-rŏn, -rən
noun
A river in Hades: often identified as the river across which Charon ferries the dead.
Webster's New World
Hades; infernal regions.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
River Acheron
pronoun

(mythology) A river in the Nether World or infernal regions; also, the infernal regions themselves. By some of the English poets it was supposed to be a flaming lake or gulf.

Wiktionary

(literary) Hell.

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Origin of Acheron

  • From Latin Acheron, from Ancient Greek Ἀχέρων (Acherōn), from ὁ ἄχεα ῥέων (ho akhea rheōn, “the stream of woe”).

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