Definition of Tartarus in English:


Syllabification: Tar·ta·rus
Pronunciation: /ˈtärtərəs
Greek Mythology
1A primeval god, offspring of Chaos.
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.



Pronunciation: /tärˈte(ə)rēən/
More 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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