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Erebus

[er-uh-buh s] /ˈɛr ə bəs/
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. the darkness under the earth, imagined either as the abode of sinners after death or of all the dead.
2.
Mount, a volcano in Antarctica, on Ross Island. 13,202 feet (4024 meters).
Origin
< Latin < Greek Érebos; cognate with Armenian erek evening, Sanskrit rájas darkness, Gothic riquis darkness
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British Dictionary definitions for mount erebus

Erebus1

/ˈɛrɪbəs/
noun (Greek myth)
1.
the god of darkness, son of Chaos and brother of Night
2.
the darkness below the earth, thought to be the abode of the dead or the region they pass through on their way to Hades

Erebus2

/ˈɛrɪbəs/
noun
1.
Mount Erebus, a volcano in Antarctica, on Ross Island: discovered by Sir James Ross in 1841 and named after his ship. Height: 3794 m (12 448 ft)
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Word Origin and History for mount erebus

Erebus

"place of darkness between earth and Hades," from Latin Erebus, from Greek Erebos, of unknown origin, perhaps from Semitic (cf. Hebrew erebh "sunset, evening"), or from PIE *regw-es- "darkness." Used figuratively of darkness from 1590s.

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