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Tartarus

Syllabification: Tar·ta·rus
Pronunciation: /ˈtärtərəs
 
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Greek Mythology

Definition of Tartarus in English:

2A part of the underworld where the wicked suffered punishment for their misdeeds, especially those such as Ixion and Tantalus who had committed some outrage against the gods.

Derivatives

Tartarean

1
Pronunciation: /tärˈte(ə)rēən/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Sky and Tartarean pit combine to form a surrounding cosmic shell.
  • A case in point is the Tartarean imagery of The Return of the Native and The Nigger of the ‘Narcissus’.

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