Gehenna

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noun Ge·hen·na \gi-ˈhe-nə\

Definition of Gehenna

  1. 1 :  a place or state of misery

  2. 2 :  hell 1a(2)

Examples of gehenna in a Sentence

  1. the depression that has enshrouded her since the death of her husband is a Gehenna from which she may never be released

  2. in a fire-and-brimstone sermon, the evangelist warned those assembled that they faced the fires of Gehenna if they failed to repent

Origin and Etymology of gehenna

Late Latin, from Greek Geenna, from Hebrew Gē' Hinnōm, literally, valley of Hinnom



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