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Phlegethon

[ fleg-uh-thon, flej- ]
/ ˈflɛg əˌθɒn, ˈflɛdʒ- /
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noun
Also called Pyr·i·phleg·e·thon [pir-uh-fleg-uh-thon, -flej-] /ˌpɪr əˈflɛg əˌθɒn, -ˈflɛdʒ-/ .Classical Mythology. a river of fire, one of five rivers surrounding Hades.
(often lowercase) a stream of fire or fiery light.
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Origin of Phlegethon

First recorded in 1350–1400; late Middle English, from Latin, from Greek phlegéthōn “blazing, flaming,” noun use of present participle of phlegéthein “to blaze”; see origin at phlegm

OTHER WORDS FROM Phlegethon

Phleg·e·thon·tal, Phleg·e·thon·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Phlegethon

Phlegethon
/ (ˈflɛɡɪˌθɒn) /

noun
Greek myth a river of fire in Hades

Word Origin for Phlegethon

C14: from Greek, literally: blazing, from phlegethein to flame, blaze
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