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Tartarus (n.)

in Homer and older Greek mythology, the sunless abyss below Hades, from Greek Tartaros, of uncertain origin; "prob. a word of imitative origin, suggestive of something frightful" [Klein]. Later in Greek almost synonymous with Hades.

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Definitions of Tartarus

Tartarus (n.)
a place where the wicked are punished after death;
Synonyms: Gehenna
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