Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - stygian
Posted on 04/09/2008 5:54:57 AM PDT by VRWCmember
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
stygian \STIJ-ee-un\ adjective, (often capitalized)
1. of or relating to the river Styx
2. extremely dark, gloomy, or forbidding *
When the power went out in the building, the halls and stairwells were plunged into stygian darkness.
Did you know?
"Stygian" comes to us (by way of Latin "stygius" and Greek "stygios") from "Styx," the name of the principal river in Hades, the underworld of the dead in Greek mythology. This is the river over which Charon the boatman was said to ferry the spirits of the dead; the Greeks and Romans would place a coin in the mouth or hand of the deceased to serve as fare. It is also the river by which the gods swore their most binding oaths, according to the epics of Homer. English speakers have been using "stygian" to mean "of or relating to the river Styx" since the early 16th century. From there the meaning broadened to describe things that are as dark, dreary, and menacing as one might imagine Hades and the river Styx to be.
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Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
Review Thread Four: Word For the Day, Friday 7/25/03: Potation
Review Thread Five: Word For the Day, Monday 8/19/03: Stolid
Review Thread Six: Word for the Day, Tuesday 11/09/2004: Peripatetic (Post #125 may be my best anagram post ever)
VRWCboy loves that song. It has been used on the soundtrack for some of the shows he likes to watch (most notably “Supernatural”) and at our High School football games over the stadium sound system during the pregame activities.
Eddie, now don't you run
You know you're a bootlegger's son
And you saw just what it's done to the others
Eddie, now don't you run
It's the end of all your fun
And you saw just what they've done
To your brothers
That’s an awesome song, a true classic. They don’t write ‘em like that anymore.
the jig is up, the news is out, they finally found me.
ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah
Styx was my second concert ever, my first arena show. “Renegade” is the song where you stomp your feet to make the rafters roar.
a renegade who had it made, retrieved for a bounty.
Never more to go astray the judge’ll have revenge today on the wanted man ...
I’ve got it on 45 somewhere.
The renegade, who had it made, retrieved for a bounty
remember 45s? they are soooo retro!
The Clintons tax returns show a stingy man married to a lesbian who goes into a gay snit (not that theres anything wrong with that) whenever they donate to anything but a Clinton-run foundation.
Bill is away a lot, chasing that which is tangy, sporting his trademark alcohol-addled bulbous nose, and a gin sty under his eye; one more tiny sag for the bags there and it will be back to Hillarys plastic surgeon.
xzshub’s flight to dallas on friday? American. M80.
i am RORing!
When I schedule a flight, I look at the A/C type and always avoid flights that use MD80. I hate those planes. Fokker 100 is just as bad. I try to get a 757 or 767 whenever possible.
is an M80 a firecracker or a weapon?? LMAO at myself!
You’re lucky just to get where you want to go nowadays.
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