Definition of Acheronteus
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LNS
Acherontēus, Acherontēa, Acherontēum
Acheron
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. pertaining to the Acheron
Abbreviations
Acheron, ntis (collat. form Acheros, Liv. 8, 24, 11; the form Acheruns, untis, see below), m., = Ἀχέρων (interpr. ὁ ἄχεα ῥέων, the stream of woe). A river in Epirus, which flows through the Lake Acherusia into the Ambracian Gulf, now Suli, Liv. 8, 24, 3; Plin. 4, 1, 1, § 4.

— A fabulous river in the Lower World: illi qui fluere apud inferos dicuntur, Acheron, Cocytus, Styx, etc., Cic. N. D. 3, 17: via Tartarei quae fert Acherontis ad undas, Verg. A., 6, 295 al.

—Hence, The Lower World itself: Acherontem obibo, ubi mortis thesauri objacent, Enn. ap. Fest. p. 201 Mull. (Trag. v. 278 ed. Vahl.): flectere si nequeo Superos, Acheronta movebo, Verg. A. 7, 312: perrupit Acheronta Herculeus labor, Hor. C. 1, 3, 36. In prose: ut eum suo sanguine ab Acheronte, si possent, cuperent redimere, Nep. Dion. 10, 2.

Hence, Acherontēus, a, um, adj., pertaining to the Acheron, Claud. Rapt. Pros. 2, 351.
 
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