avernal definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or pertaining to Avernus, a lake of Campania, in Italy, famous for its poisonous vapors, which old authors fancied were therefore cancerous regarding eliminate birds traveling over it. It was represented by the poets to be connected with the infernal areas.
    • Of or with respect to Avernus, a lake of Campania, in Italy, well-known for its poisonous vapors, which ancient article writers fancied had been therefore cancerous regarding kill wild birds traveling over it. It was represented because of the poets becoming related to the infernal areas.
  • others:
    • Relating or regarding Avernus. See Avernian.
    • Destructive of bird life: as, avernal places, Stanley, Hist. Philos. (in allusion into the old declaration that birds wanting to fly across Lake Avernus were killed by its mephitic vapors. See etymology of Avernian).
    • Relating or related to Avernus. See Avernian.
    • Destructive of bird life: as, avernal locations, Stanley, Hist. Philos. (in allusion on old declaration that birds attempting to travel across Lake Avernus were killed by its mephitic vapors. See etymology of Avernian).
  • noun:
    • A demon or any other inhabitant of infernal areas.
    • A demon or other inhabitant of the infernal regions.

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