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Meaning of EREBUS

Pronunciation:  'erubus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (Greek mythology) Greek god of darkness who dwelt in the underworld; son of Chaos; brother of Nox; father of Aether and Day
 

EREBUS is a 6 letter word that starts with E.

 

 See Also: Greek deity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Er"e*bus\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.]
1. (Greek Myth.) A place of nether darkness, being the gloomy
   space through which the souls passed to Hades. See
   Milton's ``Paradise Lost,'' Book II., line 883.

2. (Greek Myth.) The son of Chaos and brother of {Nox}, who
   dwelt in Erebus.

         To the infernal deep, with Erebus and tortures vile.
                                               --Shak.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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