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χθόνιος 1 χθών, under or beneath the earth, Hes., Soph.; of subterranean noises, κτυπεῖ Ζεὺς χθ. Soph.; χθ. βροντήματα Aesch.:—also, χθόνιοι θεοί the gods of the nether world, Lat. Inferi, id=Aesch.; and χθόνιοι alone, Pind., Aesch.; χθόνιαι θεαί, i. e. Demeter and Persephone, Hdt.; of the Erinyes, Soph.; χθ. Ἑρμῆς, as conductor of the dead, Aesch., Soph.; χάρις χθονία grace with the gods below, Soph.
II.of or from the earth, of the Titans, as sons of Gaia, Hes., Aesch. ἐγχώριος, of persons, in or of the country, native, Soph.
III.of things, of the earth, χθ. κόνις Aesch.

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