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

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

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