mentaltoaster (birdlime) wrote in w_otd,
mentaltoaster
birdlime
w_otd

4

chthonic
adj. Greek Mythology

Of or relating to the underworld.

chthonian

adj : of the underworld; "nether regions" [syn: chthonic, lower, nether]

[From Greek khthonios, of the earth, from khthn, earth. See dhghem- in Indo-European Roots.]

"You enter and are stunned by a conspiracy in which the sublime universe of heavenly ogives and the chthonian world of gas guzzlers are juxtaposed."- Foucault's Pendulum, Eco
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments