Averno

Averno

[uh-vur-noh; Italian ah-ver-naw]
noun
a crater lake in S Italy, near Naples and the Tyrrhenian Sea, thought by ancients to be the entrance to the underworld.
Ancient Avernus.
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facilis descensus Averno

[fah-ki-lis des-ken-soos ah-wer-noh; English fas-uh-lis di-sen-suhs uh-vur-noh]
Latin.
(the) descent to hell is easy; it is easy to take the downward path. Vergil, Aeneid, 6:126.
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Averno (Italian aˈvɛrno)
 
n
Latin name: Avernus a crater lake in Italy, near Naples: in ancient times regarded as an entrance to hell
 
[from Latin, from Greek aornos without birds, from a-1 + ornis bird; referring to the legend that the lake's sulphurous exhalations killed birds]

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