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Tarʹtaros (Greek), Tartarus (Latin)

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That part of the infernal regions where the wicked are punished. (Classic mythology.)

⁂ The wordHell” occurs seventeen times in the English version of the New Testament. In seven of these the original Greek is “Gehenna,” in nineHadēs,” and in one instance it is “Tartaros” (2 Peter ii. 4) σειαιζ ζoφoυ ταρταρωσαζ παρεδωκεν. It is a very great pity that the three words are translated alike, especially as Gehenna and Hadēs are not synonymous, nor should either be confounded with Tartarus. The Anglo-Saxon verb hél-an means to cover, hence hell = the grave or Hadēs.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Tarantula
Tarentella or Tarantella
Tariff
Tarpaulins or Tars
Tarpeian Rock
Tarred
Tarring and Feathering
Tarrinzean Field
Tartan Plaid
Tartar
Tartaros (Greek), Tartarus (Latin)
Tartuffe
Tassel-Gentle
Tasselled Gentleman
Tatianists
Tatterdemalion
Tattoo
Tattoo (To)
Tau
Taurus [the Bull]
Tawdry

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