[an-tik-thon, -thuh n]

Origin of antichthon

1645–55; < Latin antichthonēs (plural) < Greek antíchthones the antipodes, equivalent to antí anti- + chthon- (stem of chthṓn) earth + -es plural noun suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for antichthon

Historical Examples of antichthon

  • Hicetes the Pythagorean, that there are two earths, this and the Antichthon, or the earth opposite to it.

  • Some of the Pythagoreans say, that the splendor arises from the earth, its obstruction from the Antichthon (or counter-earth).