（Κωκυτός, “River of Wailing”). A river
in Epirus, a tributary of the Acheron. Like the Acheron, the Cocytus was supposed to be
connected with the lower world, and hence came to be described as a river
in the lower world. See Hades.
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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