Definition of Cocytus
1. Noun. (Greek mythology) a river in Hades that was said to be a tributary of the Acheron.
Group relationships: Hades, Hell, Infernal Region, Netherworld, Scheol, Underworld
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: River
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Literary usage of Cocytus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Travels in Sicily, Greece and Albania by Thomas Smart Hughes (1820)
"... Village of Potamia — River cocytus — Convent of St. George — Monastery of St. John, on the Site of the ancient ..."
2. Pages from a Private Diary by Henry Charles Beeching (1899)
"... and are skimmed out and dashed into the biting lymph of cocytus— " And feel the bitter change Of fierce extremes, extremes by change more fierce. ..."