antichthon

[an-tik-thon, -thuh n]
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noun, plural an·tich·tho·nes [an-tik-thuh-neez] /ænˈtɪk θəˌniz/.


Nearby words

  1. antichoice,
  2. anticholinergic,
  3. anticholinesterase,
  4. antichrist,
  5. antichristian,
  6. anticipant,
  7. anticipate,
  8. anticipated,
  9. anticipation,
  10. anticipative

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

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Examples from the Web for 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).