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Meaning of facilis descensus Averno*

fa•ci•lis de•scen•sus A•ver•no

Pronunciation: (fä'ki-lis des-ken'soos ä-wer'nō Eng. fas'&schwa-lis di-sen's&schwas &schwa-vûr'nō), [key]
— Latin. Latin.
  1. (the) descent to hell is easy; it is easy to take the downward path. Vergil, Aeneid, 6:126.
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