Phlegethon

Phlegethon

[fleg-uh-thon, flej-]
noun
1.
Also called Pyriphlegethon. Classical Mythology. a river of fire, one of five rivers surrounding Hades.
2.
(often lowercase) a stream of fire or fiery light.

Origin:
< Latin < Greek, noun use of phlegéthōn blazing, present participle of phlegéthein to blaze. See phlegm

Phlegethontal, Phlegethontic, adjective
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Phlegethon (ˈflɛɡɪˌθɒn)
 
n
Greek myth a river of fire in Hades
 
[C14: from Greek, literally: blazing, from phlegethein to flame, blaze]

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