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gehenna ‎(plural gehennas)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Gehenna


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gehenna f

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



From the Ancient Greek γέεννᾰ ‎(géenna), from the Hebrew גֵּיהִנּוֹם ‎(ge'henom).



gehenna f ‎(genitive gehennae); first declension

  1. the Hinnom Valley (a valley near Jerusalem where children were immolated for Moloch)
  2. (transferred sense) Gehenna, hell
    • AD 382–4, Biblia Vulgata, Matth. 5:22:
      Ego autem dico vobis quia omnis qui irascitur fratri suo reus erit iudicio qui autem dixerit fratri suo racha reus erit concilio qui autem dixerit fatue reus erit gehennae ignis.
      But I tell you, that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council; and whoever shall say, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of the fire of Gehenna. ― World English Bible translation


First declension, with locative.

Case Singular Plural
nominative gehenna gehennae
genitive gehennae gehennārum
dative gehennae gehennīs
accusative gehennam gehennās
ablative gehennā gehennīs
vocative gehenna gehennae
locative gehennae gehennīs

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External links[edit]

  • gĕhenna” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.