Stygian Styg"i*an, a. [L. Stygius, fr. Styx, Stygis, Gr. ?, ?, the Styx.] Of or pertaining to the river Styx; hence, hellish; infernal. See {Styx}. [1913 Webster]

At that so sudden blaze, the Stygian throng Bent their aspect. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • Stygian — pertaining to Styx or the nether world, 1560s, from L. Stygius, from Gk. Stygios, from Styx (gen. Stygos); see STYX (Cf. Styx) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Stygian — *infernal, chthonian, Hadean, Tartarean, hellish …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Stygian — [stij′ē ən, stij′ən] adj. [< L Stygius (< Gr Stygios < Styx: see STYX) + AN] 1. of or characteristic of the river Styx and the infernal regions 2. [also s ] a) infernal or hellish b) dark or gloomy …   English World dictionary

  • stygian — adjective Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Latin stygius, from Greek stygios, from Styg , Styx Styx Date: 1513 1. of or relating to the river Styx 2. extremely dark, gloomy, or forbidding < the stygian blackness of the cave > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Stygian — /stij ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the river Styx or to Hades. 2. dark or gloomy. 3. infernal; hellish. Also, stygian (for defs. 2, 3). [1560 70; < L Stygi(us) < Gk Stýgios (Styg , s. of Stýx STYX + ios adj. suffix) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Stygian — Sty|gi|an [ˈstıdʒiən] adj [usually before noun] literary [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: stygius, from Greek, from Styx river in ancient Greek stories which people cross over when they die] unpleasantly dark, and making you feel nervous or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Stygian — adjective literary unpleasantly dark: the Stygian gloom …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Stygian — …   Wikipedia

  • stygian — adjective /ˈstɪdʒ.i.ən/ a) Dark and gloomy. b) Infernal or hellish …   Wiktionary

  • Stygian — Synonyms and related words: Acheronian, Acherontic, Cimmerian, Lethean, Plutonian, Plutonic, Tartarean, chthonian, chthonic, clouded, cloudy, dark and gloomy, devilish, funereal, gloomful, glooming, gloomy, hellborn, hellish, ill lighted, ill lit …   Moby Thesaurus

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