inferno

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian inferno (hell), from Latin infernus (of the lower regions), inferna (the lower regions); see infernal.

The meaning "big fire" came as a figurative use from the traditional idea of hellfire,

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Noun[edit]

inferno (plural infernos)

  1. Hell-like place or situation.
  2. A large fire, a conflagration (Wikipedia)
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, Internal Combustion[1]:
      Blast after blast, fiery outbreak after fiery outbreak, like a flaming barrage from within, [] most of Edison's grounds soon became an inferno. As though on an incendiary rampage, the fires systematically devoured the contents of Edison's headquarters and facilities.

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External links[edit]

  • inferno in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • inferno at OneLook Dictionary Search

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian inferno (hell), from Latin infernus (of the lower regions), inferna (the lower regions); see infernal. The meaning "big fire" came as a figurative use from the traditional idea of hellfire.

Noun[edit]

inferno n (plural inferno's, diminutive infernootje n)

  1. hell-like place or situation.
  2. hellfire
  3. a large fire

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin infernum or infernus, meaning "hell", "underworld" (lit. beneath).

Pronunciation[edit]

infèrno, /inˈfɛrno/

Noun[edit]

inferno m (plural inferni)

  1. hell
  2. inferno

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

īnfernō

  1. dative masculine singular of īnfernus
  2. dative neuter singular of īnfernus
  3. ablative masculine singular of īnfernus
  4. ablative neuter singular of īnfernus

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese inferno, iferno, from Latin īnfernus (infernal; of the lower regions).

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Noun[edit]

inferno m (plural inferno)

  1. hell (where sinners go)

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

inferno n

  1. an inferno; an extremely dangerous, chaotic and generally overwhelming situation.

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