variants or Phlegethontic
: of, relating to, or resembling a river of fire : burning

Word History


Latin phlegethontis phlegethontal (from Phlegethon, principal river of Hades that ran with fire instead of water, from Greek Phlegethōn, from phlegethein to blaze, from phlegein to burn) + English -al or -ic

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“Phlegethontal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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