adjective, sty·gian often capitalized \ˈsti-j(ē-)ən\

Definition of STYGIAN

:  of or relating to the river Styx
:  extremely dark, gloomy, or forbidding <the stygian blackness of the cave>

Examples of STYGIAN

  1. <lost in the stygian reaches of the deep forest>

Origin of STYGIAN

Latin stygius, from Greek stygios, from Styg-, Styx Styx
First Known Use: 1513

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix

Rhymes with STYGIAN


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