Abaddon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Middle English Abadon, Abbadon, Labadon, Laabadon, from the Late Latin Abaddōn, from the Ancient Greek Ἀβαδδών(Abaddṓn), from the Biblical Hebrew אבדון(ʾăḇaddōn, literally destruction, abyss), from אבד(ʾāḇaḏ, to be lost, to perish).[1][2]

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Abaddon ‎(plural Abaddons)

  1. The destroyer, or angel of the bottomless pit; Apollyon; Asmodeus. [First attested from 1350 to 1470][3]
  2. (poetic) Hell; the bottomless pit; a place of destruction. [Late 17th century.][3]
    • John Milton:
      In all her gates, Abaddon rues Thy bold attempt.

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  1. ^ Christine A. Lindberg (editor), The Oxford College Dictionary, 2nd edition (Spark Publishing, 2007 [2002], ISBN 978-1-4114-0500-4), page 1
  2. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 3
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 2

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Borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀβαδδών(Abaddṓn)

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Abaddōn m ‎(indeclinable)

  1. (Late Latin) the name of the angel of Tartarus

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