Gehenna

noun
Ge·​hen·​na | \ gi-ˈhe-nə How to pronounce Gehenna (audio) \

Definition of Gehenna

1 : a place or state of misery

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Examples of Gehenna in a Sentence

the depression that has enshrouded her since the death of her husband is a Gehenna from which she may never be released in a fire-and-brimstone sermon, the evangelist warned those assembled that they faced the fires of Gehenna if they failed to repent

First Known Use of Gehenna

circa 1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Gehenna

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

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The first known use of Gehenna was circa 1534

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“Gehenna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gehenna. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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