Definition of malebolge in English:

malebolge

(also malebolgia)

noun

literary
  • A pool of filth; a hellish place or condition.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Alexander Beresford-Hope (1820–1887), politician and author. From Italian Malebolge, the name given by Dante ( Inferno xviii) to the eighth circle of Hell, consisting of ten rock-bound concentric circular valleys, plural of malebolgia from malo evil (from classical Latin malus: see mal-) + bolgia valley, bag.

Pronunciation

malebolge

/malɪˈbɒldʒ/