pandemoniac

pandemonium

[pan-duh-moh-nee-uhm]
noun
1.
wild uproar or unrestrained disorder; tumult or chaos.
2.
a place or scene of riotous uproar or utter chaos.
3.
(often initial capital letter) the abode of all the demons.
4.

Origin:
1660–70; after Pandaemonium, Milton's name in Paradise Lost for the capital of hell; see pan-, demon, -ium

pandemoniac, pandemoniacal [pan-duh-muh-nahy-uh-kuhl] , pandemonic [pan-duh-mon-ik] , adjective
pandemonian, adjective, noun


1, 2. bedlam, turmoil, babel.
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pandemonium (ˌpændɪˈməʊnɪəm)
 
n
1.  wild confusion; uproar
2.  a place of uproar and chaos
 
[C17: coined by Milton to designate the capital of hell in Paradise Lost, from pan- + Greek daimōndemon]
 
pande'moniac
 
adj
 
pandemonic
 
adj

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pandemonium
1667, Pandæmonium, in "Paradise Lost" the name of the palace built in the middle of Hell, "the high capital of Satan and all his peers," coined by John Milton (1608-74) from Gk. pan- "all" + L.L. dæmonium "evil spirit," from Gk. daimonion "inferior divine power," from daimon "lesser god"
(see demon). Transferred sense "place of uproar" is from 1779; that of "wild, lawless confusion" is from 1865.
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