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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Definitions for chthonic

  1. Dwelling in or under the earth; also, pertaining to the underworld

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Citations for chthonic
"Driven by dæmonic, chthonic Powers." T.S. Eliot,
"The chthonic divinity was essentially a god of the regions under the earth; at first of the dark home of the seed, later on of the still darker home of the dead." C. F. Keary,
Origin of chthonic
1840-1850
Chthonic comes from khthón, the Greek word for earth.