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Meaning of TARTARUS

Pronunciation:  'târturus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a place where the wicked are punished after death
 

TARTARUS is a 8 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: Gehenna
 
 See Also: Hell, infernal region, Inferno, nether region, perdition, the pit

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tar"ta*rus\, n. [L., from Gr. ?.] (Class. Myth.)
The infernal regions, described in the Iliad as situated as
far below Hades as heaven is above the earth, and by later
writers as the place of punishment for the spirits of the
wicked. By the later poets, also, the name is often used
synonymously with Hades, or the Lower World in general.

 

 

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