oubliette

noun
ou·​bli·​ette | \ ˌü-blē-ˈet How to pronounce oubliette (audio) \

Definition of oubliette

: a dungeon with an opening only at the top

First Known Use of oubliette

1777, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oubliette

French, from Middle French, from oublier to forget, from Old French oblier, from Vulgar Latin *oblitare, frequentative of Latin oblivisci to forget — more at oblivion

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