Definition of


  1. (noun, person) (Greek mythology) the ferryman who brought the souls of the dead across the river Styx or the river Acheron to Hades

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Alternate forms of Charon

Hypernyms: ferryman

Origin of the word Charon

  1. ferryman of the dead over the river Styx, 1513, from Gk. Kharon, of unknown origin. more

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