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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A ferryman.
After Charon, the old man who transported the souls of the dead across the rivers Styx and Acheron to Hades. In some cultures a coin was put in the mouth of the dead to pay for the ferry ride. Also see psychopomp. Earliest documented use: 1522.
"On the Ganges, a charon pulled me soundlessly across the water."
Pico Iyer; Maximum India; Condé Nast Traveler; Jan, 2011.
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