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[an-tik-thon, -thuh n] /ænˈtɪk θɒn, -θən/
noun, plural antichthones
[an-tik-thuh-neez] /ænˈtɪk θəˌniz/ (Show IPA)
Origin of antichthon
1645-55; < Latin antichthonēs (plural) < Greek antíchthones the antipodes, equivalent to antí anti- + chthon- (stem of chthṓn) earth + -es plural noun suffix Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Hicetes the Pythagorean, that there are two earths, this and the antichthon, or the earth opposite to it.

  • Some of the Pythagoreans say, that the splendor arises from the earth, its obstruction from the antichthon (or counter-earth).

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