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EtymologyEdit

From Latin stygius, from Ancient Greek Στύγιος (Stúgios, relating to Styx), from Στύξ (Stúx, Styx, chief river of underworld).

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stygian (comparative more stygian, superlative most stygian)

  1. Dark and gloomy.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Gods of Mars[1], HTML edition, The Gutenberg Project, published 2008:
      The things which the Stygian darkness hid from my objective eye …
  2. Infernal or hellish.

Usage notesEdit

  • See also Stygian, which means "of, by or relating to the river Styx".

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