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chthonian

[thoh-nee-uh n] /ˈθoʊ ni ən/
adjective, Classical Mythology
1.
of or relating to the deities, spirits, and other beings dwelling under the earth.
Also, chthonic
[thon-ik] /ˈθɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Greek chthóni(os) (chthon-, stem of chthṓn earth + -ios adj. suffix) + -an; akin to Latin humus earth (see humus)
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chthonian

/ˈθəʊnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the underworld
Word Origin
C19: from Greek khthonios in or under the earth, from khthōn earth
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Word Origin and History for chthonian
adj.

1804, from Latinized form of Greek khthonios (see chthonic) + -an.

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