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antichthon

[ an-tik-thon, -thuhn ]
/ ænˈtɪk θɒn, -θən /
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noun, plural an·tich·tho·nes [an-tik-thuh-neez]. /ænˈtɪk θəˌniz/.
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Origin of antichthon

1645–55; <Latin antichthonēs (plural) <Greek antíchthones the antipodes, equivalent to antíanti- + chthon- (stem of chthṓn) earth + -es plural noun suffix
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How to use antichthon in a sentence

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

  • They assume moreover another Earth opposite to this (ἐναντίαν ἄλλην ταύτῃ) which other they call Antichthon.

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

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