Avernus meaning

əvʉrnəs
(proper) Hades; hell.
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(place) Small lake in an extinct volcano near Naples, Italy, at the edge of which the entrance to Hades was anciently said to be.
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The entrance to Hell or the underworld, or the underworld itself.
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A lake in Southern Italy.
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Origin of avernus

  • Latin Avernus, 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.

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