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hellhound

[hel-hound] /ˈhɛlˌhaʊnd/
noun
1.
a mythical watchdog of hell.
2.
a fiendish person.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English, Old English helle hund; see hell, hound1
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British Dictionary definitions for hellhound

hellhound

/ˈhɛlˌhaʊnd/
noun
1.
a hound of hell
2.
a fiend
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Word Origin and History for hellhound
n.

also hell-hound, "wicked person;" also "Cerberus," Old English hellehund; see hell + hound.

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Encyclopedia Article for hellhound

a dog represented in mythology (such as that of ancient Greece and Scandinavia) as standing guard in the underworld. In Greek mythology this was Cerberus, a three-headed, dragon-tailed dog

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