A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls
early 14c., from Old French destruction (12c.) and directly from Latin destructionem (nominative destructio) "a pulling down, destruction," from past participle stem of destruere "tear down" (see destroy).
in Job 26:6, 28:22 (Heb. abaddon) is sheol, the realm of the dead.