chthonian

chthonian

[thoh-nee-uhn]
adjective Classical Mythology.
of or pertaining to the deities, spirits, and other beings dwelling under the earth.
Also, chthonic [thon-ik] .


Origin:
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 or chthonic (ˈθəʊnɪən, ˈθɒnɪk)
 
adj
of or relating to the underworld
 
[C19: from Greek khthonios in or under the earth, from khthōn earth]
 
chthonic or chthonic
 
adj
 
[C19: from Greek khthonios in or under the earth, from khthōn earth]

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