avernian definition

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    • related to Avernus, a lake of Campania in Italy, looked upon by the ancients as an entrance to hell. From its seas mephitic vapors arose, that have been expected to kill birds that attempted to travel on it.
    • Pertaining to Avernus, a lake of Campania in Italy, looked upon by the ancients as an entrance to hell. From its seas mephitic vapors arose, which were expected to destroy wild birds that attempted to fly over it.
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