Antichthon
Antichthon An*tich"thon, n.; pl. {Antichthones}. [Gr. ?; ? against + ? the earth.] 1. A hypothetical earth counter to ours, or on the opposite side of the sun. --Grote. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. Inhabitants of opposite hemispheres. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]


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  • Antíchthōn — (griech., Gegenerde), im kosmischen System der Pythagoreer ein Weltkörper, der sich noch innerhalb der Bahn der Erde, dieser gegenüberstehend, um das Zentralfeuer bewegt. Antichthonen, soviel wie Antipoden …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • antichthon — /an tik thon, theuhn/, n., pl. antichthones / theuh neez /. counterearth. [1645 55; < L antichthones (pl.) < Gk antíchthones the antipodes, equiv. to antí ANTI + chthon (s. of chthón) earth + es pl. n. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

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