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Hades

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noun Ha·des \ˈhā-(ˌ)dēz\

Simple Definition of Hades

  • : the home of the dead in Greek mythology

  • —used as a more polite way of saying “hell”

Full Definition of Hades

  1. 1 :  pluto

  2. 2 :  the underground abode of the dead in Greek mythology

  3. 3 :  sheol

  4. 4 often not capitalized :  hell 1a

Origin of hades

Greek Aidēs, Āidēs, Haidēs


First Known Use: 1597

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