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Avernus adj.

, ἄορνος (prop., birdless, because its exhalations destroyed life). — Hence (with or without lacus): Avernus, a lake near Cumae, the fabled entrance to the lower world, C., V., L.—Of Lake Avernus: freta, portus, V.—Of the lower world, infernal: stagna, V.: Iuno, i. e. Proserpina, O.—Plur n., the region about Avernus, V., O.—The lower world, V.

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