Definition of Tartarus in US English:


proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • 1A primeval god, offspring of Chaos.

  • 2A part of the underworld where the wicked suffered punishment for their misdeeds, especially those such as Ixion and Tantalus who had committed some outrage against the gods.

    the netherworld, the abode of the dead, the land of the dead, the infernal regions, the nether regions, hell, the abyss
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