adjective /ˈθəʊnɪən/
Pertaining to the underworld; being beneath the earth.
See Also: chthonic

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  • Chthonian — Chtho ni*an, a. [Gr. ? in or under the earth, fr. ?, ?, earth.] Designating, or pertaining to, gods or spirits of the underworld; esp., relating to the underworld gods of the Greeks, whose worship is widely considered as more primitive in form… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • chthonian — [thō′nē ən] adj. [Gr chthonios, in the earth < chthōn, the earth: see HOMAGE] designating or of the underworld of the dead and its gods or spirits …   English World dictionary

  • chthonian — adjective see chthonic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chthonian — /thoh nee euhn/, adj. Class. Myth. of or pertaining to the deities, spirits, and other beings dwelling under the earth. Also, chthonic /thon ik/. [1840 50; < Gk chthóni(os) (chthon , s. of chthón earth + ios adj. suffix) + AN; akin to L humus… …   Universalium

  • chthonian — Synonyms and related words: Acherontic, Druid, Hadean, Lethean, Parsi, Plutonian, Plutonic, Sabaist, Satan worshiper, Satanist, Stygian, Tartarean, Zoroastrian, animal worshiper, anthropolater, arborolater, archaeolater, bibliolatrous, chthonic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • chthonian — chtho·ni·an …   English syllables

  • chthonian — /ˈθoʊniən/ (say thohneeuhn) adjective dwelling in the earth; relating to the deities or spirits of the underworld. Also, chthonic. {Greek chthonios in the earth + an} …   Australian English dictionary

  • chthonian —   a. pertaining to Greek gods of underworld …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • chthonian — adjective dwelling beneath the surface of the earth nether regions • Syn: ↑chthonic, ↑nether • Similar to: ↑infernal …   Useful english dictionary

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