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Χα^ρών-ιος (later Χα^ρών-ειος ), ον,
A.of or belonging to Charon: hence,
1. X. θύρα the gate through which criminals were led to execution, Zen. 6.41, Suid.; also Χαρώνιον, τό, Poll.8.102, Hsch.
2. X. κλίμακες, a staircase in the theatre, leading up to the stage as if from the underworld, by which ghosts entered, Poll.4.132.
3. χαρώνια, τά, caverns filled with mephitic vapours, being looked on as entrances to the nether world, Str.12.8.17; sg., Id.14.1.11,44: χαρωνήϊα , prob. in Aret.SA1.7; in full, “χαρώνεια βάραθραGal.17 (1).10; “χ. χωρίαId.15.117.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Strabo, Geography, 12.8.17
    • Strabo, Geography, 14.1.11
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 1), 1.7
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