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Tartarus

[tahr-ter-uh s] /ˈtɑr tər əs/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
a sunless abyss, below Hades, in which Zeus imprisoned the Titans.
2.
a place in Hades for the punishment of the wicked.
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Tartarus

/ˈtɑːtərəs/
noun (Greek myth)
1.
an abyss under Hades where the Titans were imprisoned
2.
a part of Hades reserved for evildoers
3.
the underworld; Hades
4.
a primordial god who became the father of the monster Typhon
Word Origin
C16: from Latin, from Greek Tartaros, of obscure origin
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n.

the abyss below Hades in Greek mythology, from Greek Tartaros, of uncertain origin; "prob. a word of imitative origin, suggestive of something frightful" [Klein].

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