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Tartarus

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noun Tar·ta·rus \ˈtär-tə-rəs\

Definition of Tartarus

  1. :  a section of Hades reserved for punishment of the wicked



Origin of tartarus

Latin, from Greek Tartaros


First Known Use: 1513


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