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Tophet

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noun To·phet \ˈtō-fət\

Definition of Tophet



Examples of tophet in a sentence

  1. <a vision in which the souls of the damned plunged into Tophet like rocks falling down a mountainside>



Origin and Etymology of tophet

Middle English, shrine south of ancient Jerusalem where human sacrifices were performed to Moloch in Jer 7:31, Gehenna, from Late Latin Topheth, from Hebrew tōpheth


First Known Use: 14th century


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