Definition of Tartarus in English:

Tartarus

Syllabification: Tar·ta·rus
Pronunciation: /ˈtärtərəs
 
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Greek Mythology
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: /tärˈte(ə)rēən/
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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