Charon

noun
Char·​on | \ ˈker-ən How to pronounce Charon (audio) , -än \

Definition of Charon

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

First Known Use of Charon

circa 1522, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Charon

Latin, from Greek Charōn

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The first known use of Charon was circa 1522

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“Charon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Charon. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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