Abaddon

noun

Abad·​don
ə-ˈba-dᵊn
plural -s
: a place of destruction : an underworld abode of lost souls : hell

Word History

Etymology

from Abaddon "the angel of the bottomless pit" (Revelation 9:11), going back to Middle English, borrowed from Late Latin, borrowed from Greek Abaddōn, borrowed from Hebrew 'ăbhaddōn, literally, "destruction"

First Known Use

1583, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Abaddon was in 1583

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“Abaddon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abaddon. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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