from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Gloomy and dark.
- adj. Infernal; hellish.
- adj. Of or relating to the river Styx.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Dark and gloomy.
- adj. Infernal or hellish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the river Styx; hence, hellish; infernal. See Styx.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the Styx, a river, according to the ancient myth, flowing around the lower world, the waters of which were used as a symbol in the most binding oaths of the gods.
- Hence Infernal; hellish: as, Stygian vapors; a Stygian pool.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. hellish
- adj. dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades
From Latin Stygius, from Greek Stugios, from Stux, Stug-, Styx.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin stygius, from Ancient Greek Στύγιος (Stugios, "relating to Styx"), from Στύξ (Stux, "Styx, chief river of underworld"). (Wiktionary)