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Tophet

Syllabification: To·phet
Pronunciation: /ˈtōfet
 
/

Definition of Tophet in English:

noun

A term for hell.
Example sentences
  • Now it is good for nothing, but to cumber the ground, and furnish fuel for Tophet.

Origin

late Middle English: from Hebrew tōp̱eṯ, the name of a place in the Valley of Hinnom near Jerusalem used for idolatrous worship, including the sacrifice of children (see Jer. 19:6), and later for burning refuse.

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