Tophet


To·phet

noun \ˈtō-fət\

Definition of TOPHET

:  hell, gehenna

Examples of TOPHET

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

Origin 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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: top–hole
Previous Word in the Dictionary: top–heavy
All Words Near: Tophet

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Tophet? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).