βάραθρον

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *gʷerh₃- (to devour). Compare Latin vorāgō.

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βᾰ́ρᾰθρον (bárathronn (genitive βᾰρᾰ́θρου); second declension

  1. gulf, cleft, pit (especially one at Athens behind the acropolis into which criminals were thrown)
  2. ruin, perdition
  3. glutton, spendthrift

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