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abysm

[uh-biz-uh m] /əˈbɪz əm/
noun
1.
an abyss.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English abi(s)me < Middle French abisme < Vulgar Latin *abyssimus, a neologistic pseudo-superlative of Late Latin abyssus abyss
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abysm

/əˈbɪzəm/
noun
1.
an archaic word for abyss
Word Origin
C13: via Old French from Medieval Latin abysmusabyss
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