helvíti

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse helvíti, from Hel, hel (the goddess of the realm of the dead) (itself from Proto-Germanic *haljō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (to cover, hide, conceal)) + víti (punishment). Compare Norwegian and Swedish helvete, Danish helvede, also Old English hellewīte.

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Noun[edit]

helvíti n (genitive singular helvítis, nominative plural helvíti)

  1. hell (place of punishment)

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