Gehenna[gi hen′ə, gə-]
Gehenna definition by Webster's New World
- a place of torment
Origin: see Gehenna
Origin: Ecclesiastical Late Latin ; from Classical Greek Geenna, hell ; from Classical Hebrew (language) gey hinom, where the kings Ahaz and Manasseh were said to have sacrificed their sons to Moloch
Gehenna definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.