transstygian

Stygian

[stij-ee-uhn]
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:
1560–70; < Latin Stygi(us) < Greek Stýgios (Styg-, stem of Stýx Styx + -ios adj. suffix) + -an

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Stygian (ˈstɪdʒɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the river Styx
2.  literary chiefly
 a.  dark, gloomy, or hellish
 b.  completely inviolable, as a vow sworn by the river Styx
 
[C16: from Latin Stygius, from Greek Stugios, from StuxStyx; related to stugein to hate]

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Stygian
"pertaining to Styx or the nether world," 1566, from L. Stygius, from Gk. Stygios, from Styx (gen. Stygos); see Styx.
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