1513, in the meaning defined above
Latin, from Greek Tartaros
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“Tartarus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tartarus. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.
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