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Charon

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noun Char·on \ˈker-ən, -än\

Definition of Charon

  1. :  a son of Erebus who in Greek mythology ferries the souls of the dead over the Styx



Origin and Etymology of charon

Latin, from Greek Charōn


First Known Use: 1513

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