Erebus

noun
Er·​e·​bus | \ ˈer-ə-bəs How to pronounce Erebus (audio) \

Definition of Erebus

1 : a personification of darkness in Greek mythology
2 : a place of darkness in the underworld on the way to Hades

First Known Use of Erebus

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Erebus

Latin, from Greek Erebos

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“Erebus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Erebus. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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