Charon's staircase

noun Char·on's staircase \ ˈka(a)rənz- , ˈkār- , -ˌränz- \

Definition of Charon's staircase

:a flight of steps from the middle of the stage to the orchestra of an early Greek theater

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Origin and Etymology of charon's staircase

after Charon, ferryman of the dead in Hades, from Latin, from Greek Charōn; translation of Greek Charōnioi klimakes; from the steps' supposedly leading to the underworld


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