Plutonian

[ploo-toh-nee-uh n]

Origin of Plutonian

1660–70; < Latin Plūtōni(us) (< Greek Ploutṓnios, derivative of Ploútōn Pluto) + -an
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Plutonian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Pluto (the god) or the underworld; infernal
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Word Origin and History for plutonian

Plutonian

adj.

1660s, "pertaining to the god Pluto," from Latin Plutonius, from Greek Ploutonius, from Plouton "pertaining to Pluto" (see Pluto). Geological sense is from 1828 (see plutonic). Planetary sense by 1952.

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