inferno

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian inferno (hell), from Latin infernus (of the lower regions), inferna (the lower regions); see infernal.

The meaning "big fire" came as a figurative use from the traditional idea of hellfire.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

inferno (plural infernos)

  1. A place or situation resembling Hell.
    • D. C. Worcester
      At each sudden explosion in the inferno below they sprang back from the brink [of the volcanic crater].
  2. A large fire, a conflagration.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, in Internal Combustion[1]:
      Blast after blast, fiery outbreak after fiery outbreak, like a flaming barrage from within, [] most of Edison's grounds soon became an inferno. As though on an incendiary rampage, the fires systematically devoured the contents of Edison's headquarters and facilities.

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Translations[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • inferno” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • inferno at OneLook Dictionary Search

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian inferno (hell), from Latin infernus (of the lower regions), inferna (the lower regions); see infernal. The meaning "big fire" came as a figurative use from the traditional idea of hellfire.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

inferno n (plural inferno's, diminutive infernootje n)

  1. hell-like place or situation.
  2. hellfire
  3. a large fire

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

inferno

  1. inferno (place resembling hell, large fire)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of inferno (Kotus type 2/palvelu, no gradation)
nominative inferno infernot
genitive infernon infernojen
infernoiden
infernoitten
partitive infernoa infernoja
infernoita
illative infernoon infernoihin
singular plural
nominative inferno infernot
accusative nom. inferno infernot
gen. infernon
genitive infernon infernojen
infernoiden
infernoitten
partitive infernoa infernoja
infernoita
inessive infernossa infernoissa
elative infernosta infernoista
illative infernoon infernoihin
adessive infernolla infernoilla
ablative infernolta infernoilta
allative infernolle infernoille
essive infernona infernoina
translative infernoksi infernoiksi
instructive infernoin
abessive infernotta infernoitta
comitative infernoineen
Possessive forms of inferno (type palvelu)
possessor singular plural
1st person infernoni infernomme
2nd person infernosi infernonne
3rd person infernonsa

Galician[edit]

A 15th-century depiction. Santa María de Labrada, Galicia.

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Portuguese inferno, from Latin īnfernus (infernal; of the lower regions).

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Noun[edit]

inferno m (plural infernos)

  1. (Christianity) hell
  2. (figuratively) a very unpleasable or negative situation

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References[edit]

  • inferno” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2012.
  • inferno” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • inferno” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • inferno” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Italian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin īnfernus (of the lower regions), derived from īnferus (low).

Adjective[edit]

inferno (feminine inferna, masculine plural inferni, feminine plural inferne)

  1. hellish, infernal
  2. (uncommon) lower, inferior

Etymology 2[edit]

From Late Latin īnfernus, īnfernum (the depths of the earth), noun use of īnfernus (of the lower regions), derived from īnferus (low).

Noun[edit]

inferno m (plural inferni)

  1. hell
  2. inferno
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Descendants[edit]
  • Dutch: inferno
  • English: inferno
  • German: Inferno
  • Italiot Greek: ινφιέρνο (infiérno)
  • Norwegian: inferno
  • Swedish: inferno

Etymology 3[edit]

From the toponym Inferno (a place near Sondrio).

Noun[edit]

inferno m (plural inferni)

  1. a kind of red wine

References[edit]

  • inferno1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • inferno2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • inferno3 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

īnfernō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of īnfernus

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian inferno, from Latin infernus

Noun[edit]

inferno n (definite singular infernoet, indefinite plural inferno or infernoer, definite plural infernoa or infernoene)

  1. an inferno

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian inferno, from Latin infernus

Noun[edit]

inferno n (definite singular infernoet, indefinite plural inferno, definite plural infernoa)

  1. an inferno

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Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese inferno, iferno, from Latin īnfernus (infernal; of the lower regions).

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Noun[edit]

inferno m (plural infernos)

  1. (Christianity) hell (where sinners go)
  2. (figuratively) a very unpleasant or negative situation
  3. (figuratively) a very hot place

Interjection[edit]

inferno!

  1. hell (expressing discontent, unhappiness, or anger)

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Further reading[edit]

  • inferno” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

inferno n

  1. an inferno; an extremely dangerous, chaotic and generally overwhelming situation

Usage notes[edit]

Declension[edit]

Declension of inferno 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative inferno infernot infernon infernona
Genitive infernos infernots infernons infernonas

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