Phlegethontal

adjective
Phleg·​e·​thon·​tal | \ ¦flegə¦thäntᵊl, -ejə¦- \
variants: or Phlegethontic \ -​tik \

Definition of Phlegethontal

archaic
: of, relating to, or resembling a river of fire : burning

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History and Etymology for Phlegethontal

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phlegethontal. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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