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1. Greek Mythology The abysmal regions below Hades where the Titans were confined.
2. An infernal region; hell.
[Latin, from Greek Tartaros.]
Tar·tar′e·an (-târ′ē-ən) adj.
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1. (Classical Myth & Legend) an abyss under Hades where the Titans were imprisoned
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) a part of Hades reserved for evildoers
3. (Classical Myth & Legend) the underworld; Hades
4. (Classical Myth & Legend) a primordial god who became the father of the monster Typhon
[C16: from Latin, from Greek Tartaros, of obscure origin]
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Tar•ta•rus(ˈtɑr tər əs)
n. (in Greek myth)
2. a region of the underworld in which evildoers were eternally punished.
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|Noun||1.||Tartarus - a place where the wicked are punished after death|
infernal region, nether region, perdition, Inferno, Hell, pit - (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson
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