Erebus Definition

ĕrə-bəs
noun
The dark place under the earth through which the dead pass before entering Hades.
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Volcanic mountain on Ross Island, near Victoria Land, Antarctica: c. 12,500 ft (3,810 m)
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pronoun

(Greek mythology) The personification of darkness and shadow, brother-husband of Nyx, and son of Chaos/Kaos.

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A volcano in Antarctica, named after HMS Erebus.

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Origin of Erebus

  • From Ancient Greek Ἔρεβος (Erebos).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin from Greek Erebos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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