Τάρταρος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

According to Strabo, this word had been fancifully believed to have been invented by Homer with the city of Ταρτησσός (Tartēssós) in mind, with a slight change of letters, it being west of the Ἡράκλειοι Στῆλαι, or Pillars of Heracles, beyond which the sun sinks past Oceanus as it enters into Tartarus.

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Τάρταρος (Tártarosm (genitive Ταρτάρου); second declension

  1. Tartarus
  2. (Christendom) metaphor for Hell

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