γέεννα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Biblical Hebrew גֵּיהִנּוֹם (gēhinnṓm, the valley of Hinnom), from גַּיְא (gáyʾ, valley) and הִנֹּם (hinnṓm, Hinnom). The Hinnom Valley was a valley on the southern border of Jerusalem where refuse and the bodies of people denied a proper burial were burned. According to tradition, child sacrifices also took place in this valley. In most usages, this is an allegorical reference to hell.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ɡé.en.na/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈɡɛ.ɛn.na/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈɣe.en.na/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈʝe.en.na/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈʝe.e.na/
  • Proper noun[edit]

    γέεννᾰ (géennaf (genitive γεέννης); first declension

    1. Gehenna
    2. hell

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    Noun[edit]

    γέεννα (géennaf (uncountable)

    1. hell, gehenna (one of various hells in Abrahamic religions)

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