Hades

Hades

[hey-deez]
noun
1.
Classical Mythology.
a.
the underworld inhabited by departed souls.
b.
the god ruling the underworld; Pluto.
2.
(in the Revised Version of the New Testament) the abode or state of the dead.
3.
(often lowercase) hell.

Origin:
1590–1600

Hadean [hey-dee-uhn, hey-dee-uhn] , adjective
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hade

[heyd]
noun
1.
Geology. the angle between a fault plane and the vertical, measured perpendicular to the strike of the fault; complement of the dip.
2.
Mining. the inclination of a vein or seam from the vertical.
verb (used without object), haded, hading.
3.
(of a fault, vein, or seam) to incline from a vertical position.

Origin:
1675–85; origin uncertain

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hade (heɪd)
 
n
1.  the angle made to the vertical by the plane of a fault or vein
 
vb
2.  obsolete (intr) (of faults or veins) to incline from the vertical
 
[C18: of unknown origin]

Hades (ˈheɪdiːz)
 
n
1.  Greek myth
 a.  the underworld abode of the souls of the dead
 b.  Pluto, the god of the underworld, brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone
2.  New Testament the abode or state of the dead
3.  informal (often not capital) hell
 
Hadean
 
adj

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Hades
1597, from Gk. Haides, in Homer the name of the god of the underworld, of unknown origin. The name of the god transferred in later Gk. writing to his kingdom.
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Hades

[Roman name Pluto]

The Greek and Roman god of the underworld and the ruler of the dead. Also called Dis. The underworld itself was also known to the Greeks as Hades.

Note: The Greek and Roman underworld later became associated with the hell of Christianity, as in the expression “hot as Hades.”
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Hades definition


that which is out of sight, a Greek word used to denote the state or place of the dead. All the dead alike go into this place. To be buried, to go down to the grave, to descend into hades, are equivalent expressions. In the LXX. this word is the usual rendering of the Hebrew sheol, the common receptacle of the departed (Gen. 42:38; Ps. 139:8; Hos. 13:14; Isa. 14:9). This term is of comparatively rare occurrence in the Greek New Testament. Our Lord speaks of Capernaum as being "brought down to hell" (hades), i.e., simply to the lowest debasement, (Matt. 11:23). It is contemplated as a kind of kingdom which could never overturn the foundation of Christ's kingdom (16:18), i.e., Christ's church can never die. In Luke 16:23 it is most distinctly associated with the doom and misery of the lost. In Acts 2:27-31 Peter quotes the LXX. version of Ps. 16:8-11, plainly for the purpose of proving our Lord's resurrection from the dead. David was left in the place of the dead, and his body saw corruption. Not so with Christ. According to ancient prophecy (Ps. 30:3) he was recalled to life.

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