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with Anu Garg: chthonic
PRONUNCIATION:
(THON-ik)
MEANING:
adjective: Of or relating to the underworld.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek chthon (earth). Ultimately from the Indo-European root dhghem- (earth), which also sprouted human, homicide, humble, homage, chameleon, chamomile, inhume, exhume, and Persian zamindar (landholder). Earliest documented use: 1882.
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Change C to E

EHTHONIC: an expression people use when told how to pronounce "chthonic". viz. Eh? thonic?



Edited by jenny jenny (02/15/13 06:24 PM)