Styx

noun
\ ˈstiks How to pronounce Styx (audio) \

Definition of Styx

: the principal river of the underworld in Greek mythology

First Known Use of Styx

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Styx

Latin Styg-, Styx, from Greek

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“Styx.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Styx. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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