ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: chthonic

chthonic (thŏn′ĭk), adj.
Of or relating to the underworld.

Note the pronunciation: the 'ch' is silent.

Etymology:  from Greek khthonios, of the earth

Persephone is a a vegetation goddess as well as a chthonic goddess.
I believe this word was on my mind because I just put santa-thulhu (with his Adipose sidekick) on display for the season.

Tags: adjective, c, greek, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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