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Erebus

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noun Er·e·bus \ˈer-ə-bəs\

Definition of Erebus

  1. 1 :  a personification of darkness in Greek mythology

  2. 2 :  a place of darkness in the underworld on the way to Hades



Origin and Etymology of erebus

Latin, from Greek Erebos


First Known Use: 1578


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