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Feb 15, 2013This week's theme
Words with initial silent letters
This week's words
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Of or relating to the underworld.
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.
"The earth's crust is riddled with unresolved tensions -- prod, pierce, or bend it enough and these chthonic stresses will find sudden release."
Notes from Underground; The Economist (London, UK); Apr 21, 2012.
See more usage examples of chthonic in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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