γέεννα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Hebrew גיא "valley" and הנם "Hinnom". The Hinnom Valley was a valley on the southern border of Jerusalem where refuse and the bodies of people denied a proper burial were burned. According to tradition, child sacrifices also took place in this valley. In most usages, this is an allegorical reference to hell.

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Noun[edit]

γέεννα (géenna) (genitive γεέννης) f, first declension

  1. the Hinnom Valley
  2. hell

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Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

γέεννα (géennaf (uncountable)

  1. hell, gehenna (one of various hells in Abrahamic religions)

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