Definition of Tophet in English:

Tophet

noun

  • A term for hell.

    • ‘Now it is good for nothing, but to cumber the ground, and furnish fuel for Tophet.’
    the netherworld, the abode of the dead, the land of the dead, the infernal regions, the inferno, the nether regions, the abyss
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Hebrew tōp̱eṯ, the name of a place in the Valley of Hinnom near Jerusalem used for idolatrous worship, including the sacrifice of children (see Jer. 19:6), and later for burning refuse.

Pronunciation:

Tophet

/ˈtəʊfɪt/