Gehenna[gi hen′ə, gə-]
- a place of torment
Origin: see Gehenna
Origin: LL(Ec) from Glassical Greek Geenna, hell from Classical Hebrew (language) gey hinom, where the kings Ahaz and Manasseh were said to have sacrificed their sons to Moloch
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- A place or state of torment or suffering.
- The abode of condemned souls; hell.
Origin: Late Latin, from Greek Geenna, from Hebrew gê’ hinnōm, possibly short for gê’ ben hinnōm, valley of the son of Hinnom, a valley south of Jerusalem : gê’, valley of, bound form of gay’, valley; see gyא in Semitic roots + hinnōm, personal name; see hnn in Semitic roots.