facilis descensus Averno
[fah-ki-lis des-ken-soo s ah-wer-noh; English fas-uh-lis di-sen-suh s uh-vur-noh]
- (the) descent to hell is easy; it is easy to take the downward path. Vergil, Aeneid, 6:126.
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Examples from the Web for descensus
Facilis descensus Averni—and he was at the bottom of the pit.
Aeneas passes by the descensus Averni per tacitum nemus to the lugentes campi.
A copy of that prelate's works is in the Bodleian Library, and contains the Descensus.
The descensus was easy, but Mrs. Abbott's warm welcome and hot dinner suggested an avernus only by blissful contrast.E.P. Roe: Reminiscences of his Life
Mary A. Roe
Descend the river, keeping constantly to the left; consult the papyrus; and stop at the Descensus Aesopi.Prince Zaleski
- The process of descending or falling from a higher position.
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