Ἀβαδδών

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Biblical Hebrew אֲבַדּוֹן (ʾaḇaddôn, destruction, ruin).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /a.bad.dɔ̌ːn/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /a.badˈdon/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /a.βaðˈðon/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /a.vaðˈðon/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /a.vaˈðon/
  • Proper noun[edit]

    Ἀβαδδών (Abaddṓnm (indeclinable)

    1. Abaddon, the destroying spirit mentioned in Revelation 9:11.

    Descendants[edit]

    Usage notes[edit]

    Ἀβαδδών is not used in the LXX, rather ἀπώλεια (apṓleia) or sometimes ἀπόλλυμι (apóllumi) is used as a translation of אֲבַדּוֹן.

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