Tar·​ta·​rus ˈtär-tə-rəs How to pronounce Tartarus (audio)
: a section of Hades reserved for punishment of the wicked

Word History


Latin, from Greek Tartaros

First Known Use

1513, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tartarus was in 1513

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“Tartarus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tartarus. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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