LatinAvernus, from Ancient Greek αορνος (aornos), αϝορνος (awornos, “birdless”), from ἀ- (a-, “without”) + ὄρνις (ornis, “bird”). The lack of birds was likely due to fatal gases like carbon dioxide seeping from the volcanically active lake.
Avernus Sentence Examples
The lakes Averno (Avernus), Lucrino (Lucrinus), Fusaro (Palus Acherusia), and Agnano are within this group, which has shown activity in historical times.
The lake of Avernus, as an entrance to the infernal regions, was sacred to her.