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Phlegethon

[fleg-uh-thon, flej-] /ˈflɛg əˌθɒn, ˈflɛdʒ-/
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
Related forms
Phlegethontal, Phlegethontic, adjective
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Phlegethon

/ˈflɛɡɪˌθɒn/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a river of fire in Hades
Word Origin
C14: from Greek, literally: blazing, from phlegethein to flame, blaze
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