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Stygian

[stij-ee-uh n] /ˈstɪdʒ i ən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the river Styx or to Hades.
2.
dark or gloomy.
3.
infernal; hellish.
Also, stygian (for defs 2, 3).
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin Stygi(us) < Greek Stýgios (Styg-, stem of Stýx Styx + -ios adj. suffix) + -an
Related forms
trans-Stygian, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trans-stygian

Stygian

/ˈstɪdʒɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the river Styx
2.
(mainly literary)
  1. dark, gloomy, or hellish
  2. completely inviolable, as a vow sworn by the river Styx
Word Origin
C16: from Latin Stygius, from Greek Stugios, from StuxStyx; related to stugein to hate
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Word Origin and History for trans-stygian

Stygian

"pertaining to Styx or the nether world," 1560s, from Latin Stygius, from Greek Stygios, from Styx (genitive Stygos); see Styx.

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