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Abaddon

[uh-bad-n] /əˈbæd n/
noun
1.
2.
a place of destruction; the depths of hell.
Origin
< Hebrew ăbhaddōnōn literally, destruction
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British Dictionary definitions for Abaddon

Abaddon

/əˈbædən/
noun
1.
the Devil (Revelation 9:11)
2.
(in rabbinical literature) a part of Gehenna; Hell
Word Origin
Hebrew: literally, destruction
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Word Origin and History for Abaddon

late 14c., used in Rev. ix:11 of "the angel of the bottomless pit," and by Milton of the pit itself, from Hebrew Abhaddon "destruction," from abhadh "he perished." The Greek form was Apollyon.

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Abaddon in the Bible

destruction, the Hebrew name (equivalent to the Greek Apollyon, i.e., destroyer) of "the angel of the bottomless pit" (Rev. 9:11). It is rendered "destruction" in Job 28:22; 31:12; 26:6; Prov. 15:11; 27:20. In the last three of these passages the Revised Version retains the word "Abaddon." We may regard this word as a personification of the idea of destruction, or as sheol, the realm of the dead.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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