Definition for STYG'I-AN

STYG'I-AN, a. [L. Stygius, Styx.]

Pertaining to Styx, fabled by the ancients to be a river of hell over which the shades of the dead passed, or the region of the dead; hence, hellish; infernal. At that so sudden blaze, the Stygian throng / Bent their aspect. – Milton.

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