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

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