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hellfire (n.)

also hell-fire, "the fire of Hell, eternal torment," from Old English hellefyr, in which helle is the genitive case of hell. It translates Greek gehenna tou pyros, literally "hell of fire." Also used in Middle English for "erysipelas" (mid-15c.).

updated on June 14, 2015

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Definitions of hellfire from WordNet

hellfire (n.)
a place of eternal fire envisaged as punishment for the damned;
Synonyms: red region
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