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acheron


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acheron  \Ach"e*ron\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?.]  (Myth.) 
  A  river  in  the  Nether  World  or  infernal  regions;  also  the 
  infernal  regions  themselves.  By  some  of  the  English  poets  it 
  was  supposed  to  be  a  flaming  lake  or  gulf.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Acheron 
  n  :  (Greek  mythology)  a  river  in  Hades  across  which  the  souls  of 
  the  dead  were  carried  by  Charon  [syn:  {Acheron},  {River 
  Acheron}] 




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