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χθών 1

I.the earth, ground, Hom., Trag.;—to denote life upon the earth, ζῶντος καὶ ἐπὶ χθονὶ δερκομένοιο Il.; χθόνα δῦναι to go beneath the earth, i. e. to die, id=Il.; κατὰ χθονὸς κρύπτειν τινά Soph.; κούφα σοι χθὼν ἐπάνω πέσοι Eur.
2.of the nether world, οἱ ὑπὸ χθονός, i. e. those in the shades below, Lat. inferi, Aesch.; κατὰ χθονὸς θεαί, i. e. the Erinyes, id=Aesch., i. e. the whole earth, the world, id=Aesch., Soph.
4.Earth, as a goddess, Aesch.
II.a particular land or country, of Ithaca, Od.; of Libya, Pind.; χθὼν Ἀσιᾶτις, Δωρίς, Ἀργεία, Ἑλλάς, Ἰδαία, etc., Trag.

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