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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