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Phlĕgĕthon , ontis, m., = Φλεγέθων (burning, blazing),
I.a river in the Lower World, which ran with fire instead of water: “Chaos et Phlegethon loca nocte silentia late,Verg. A. 6, 265: “Tartareus,id. ib. 6, 551; Stat. Th. 4, 522: “ardenti freto Phlegethon harenas igneus tostas agens,Sen. Thyest. 1018; id. Oedip. 162; id. Agam. 752. —Hence,
A. Phlĕgĕthontēus , a, um, adj., Phlegethontian: “ripa,Claud. Rapt. Pros. 1, 88.—
B. Phlĕgĕthontis , ĭdis, f. adj., Phlegethontian: “unda,Ov. M. 15, 532: “lympha,id. ib. 5, 544.
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