Definition of Tartarus in English:

Tartarus

Line breaks: Tar|tarus
Pronunciation: /ˈtɑːtərəs
 
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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.

Derivatives

Tartarean

Pronunciation: /-ˈtɛːrɪən/
adjective
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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