Averno



a crater lake in S Italy, near Naples and the Tyrrhenian Sea, thought by ancients to be the entrance to the underworld.
(the) descent to hell is easy; it is easy to take the downward path. Vergil, Aeneid, 6:126.
Historical Examples

Monte Nuovo,—is a mountain in the environs of Naples, which blocks up the valley of Averno.
The Book of Curiosities I. Platts

noun
a crater lake in Italy, near Naples: in ancient times regarded as an entrance to hell Latin name Avernus (əˈvɜːnəs)

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