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Wordnet 3.0


1. dwelling beneath the surface of the earth;
- Example: "nether regions"
[syn: chthonian, chthonic, nether]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chthonian \Chtho"ni*an\, a. [Gr. ? in or under the earth, fr. ?, ?, earth.] Designating, or pertaining to, gods or spirits of the underworld; esp., relating to the underworld gods of the Greeks, whose worship is widely considered as more primitive in form than that of the Olympian gods. The characteristics of chthonian worship are propitiatory and magical rites and generalized or euphemistic names of the deities, which are supposed to have been primarily ghosts. Syn: chthonic, lower, nether. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

chthonian adj 1: dwelling beneath the surface of the earth; "nether regions" [syn: chthonian, chthonic, nether]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

68 Moby Thesaurus words for "chthonian": Acherontic, Druid, Hadean, Lethean, Parsi, Plutonian, Plutonic, Sabaist, Satan worshiper, Satanist, Stygian, Tartarean, Zoroastrian, animal worshiper, anthropolater, arborolater, archaeolater, bibliolatrous, chthonic, demon worshiper, demoniast, demonist, demonolater, demonologer, demonologist, demonomist, dendrolater, devil worshiper, devilish, diabolist, fetishist, fetishistic, fire worshiper, heathen, hellborn, hellish, idol worshiper, idol worshiping, idolater, idolatress, idolatric, idolatrical, idolatrizer, idolatrous, idolist, idolistic, idolizer, infernal, nature worshiper, ophiolater, pagan, pandemoniac, pandemonic, phallic worshiper, plutonian, plutonic, purgatorial, pyrolater, snake worshiper, sorcerer, star worshiper, sulfurous, sun worshiper, theriolater, therolater, tree worshiper, zoolater, zoolatrous