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Avernus

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Latin Avernus, from Ancient Greek αορνος (aornos), αϝορνος (awornos, birdless), from ἀ- (a-, without) + ὄρνις (órnis, bird). The lack of birds was likely due to fatal gases like carbon dioxide seeping from the volcanically active lake.

Proper nounEdit

Avernus

  1. The entrance to Hell or the underworld, or the underworld itself.
  2. A lake in Southern Italy.

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LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Ancient Greek αορνος (aornos), αϝορνος (awornos, birdless), from ἀ- (a-, without) + ὄρνις (órnis, bird). The lack of birds was likely due to fatal gases like carbon dioxide seeping from the volcanically active lake.

Proper nounEdit

Avernus m (genitive Avernī); second declension

  1. Lake Avernus
  2. The underworld

InflectionEdit

Second declension with locative.

Number Singular
nominative Avernus
genitive Avernī
dative Avernō
accusative Avernum
ablative Avernō
vocative Averne
locative Avernī

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