abime

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Etymology[edit]

From French abime. See abysm.

Noun[edit]

abime (plural abimes)

  1. Obsolete form of abysm.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French abisme from Late Latin *abyssimus, a superlative of Latin abyssus (bottomless pit), from Ancient Greek ἄβυσσος (ábussos). Compare Spanish and Portuguese abismo.

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Noun[edit]

abime m (plural abimes)

  1. An unfathomable depth; an abyss or chasm.
  2. The bottom of a chasm or valley.
  3. (literary) An infiniteness of thought.
  4. (literary) A superlative used with various abstraction and qualities; the climax or acme.
  5. (literary) Hell.
  6. (heraldry) The abyss of the shield.

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