Tartarus

noun
Tar·​ta·​rus | \ ˈtär-tə-rəs How to pronounce Tartarus (audio) \

Definition of Tartarus

: a section of Hades reserved for punishment of the wicked

First Known Use of Tartarus

1513, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Tartarus

Latin, from Greek Tartaros

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“Tartarus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tartarus. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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