chtho

chtho·ni·an;

English syllables. 2014.

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  • chtho|ni|an — «THOH nee uhn», adjective. living in or under the surface of the earth (used especially of underworld deities): »Hermes stood in the cycle of the chthonian gods, the powers that send up fruits and bounteous blessing from below (John Leitch).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chthonian — chtho·ni·an …   English syllables

  • chthonisch — chtho|nisch 〈[ çto: ] Adj.〉 der Erde angehörend, irdisch ● chthonische Götter Götter der Unterwelt [zu grch. chthon „Erde“] * * * chtho|nisch [ çto:nɪʃ] <Adj.> [griech. chthónios]: der Erde angehörend; unterirdisch: e Mächte; die en Götter… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • chthonisch — chtho|nisch [ç...] <aus gleichbed. gr. chthónios zu chtho̅n »Erde, Erdboden«> der Erde angehörend, unterirdisch; hthonische Götter: Erdgottheiten; in der Erde wohnende u. wirkende Götter (z. B. Pluto, die Titanen) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • chthonisch — chtho|nisch 〈 [çto: ] Adj.〉 der Erde angehörend, irdisch; chthonische Götter G. der Unterwelt [Etym.: <grch. chthon »Erde«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • chthonisch — chtho|nisch [ç... ] <griechisch> (der Erde angehörend; unterirdisch) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • chthonography — chthoˈnography [f. Gr. χθών, χθονό ς earth + graphy.] ‘A history or description of soils’ (Syd. Soc. Lex. 1881) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chthonian — Chtho ni*an, a. [Gr. ? in or under the earth, fr. ?, ?, earth.] Designating, or pertaining to, gods or spirits of the underworld; esp., relating to the underworld gods of the Greeks, whose worship is widely considered as more primitive in form… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chthonophagia — Chthon o*pha gi*a, Chthonophagy Chtho*noph a*gy, n. [NL. chthonophagia; Gr. ?, ?, earth + ? to eat.] A disease characterized by an irresistible desire to eat earth, observed in some parts of the southern United States, the West Indies, etc. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chthonophagy — Chthonophagia Chthon o*pha gi*a, Chthonophagy Chtho*noph a*gy, n. [NL. chthonophagia; Gr. ?, ?, earth + ? to eat.] A disease characterized by an irresistible desire to eat earth, observed in some parts of the southern United States, the West… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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