Definition of Gehenna in English:

Gehenna

proper noun

  • (in Judaism and the New Testament) hell.

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

Pronunciation

Gehenna

/ɡəˈhenə/ /ɡəˈhɛnə/

noun

  • A place of burning, torment, or misery.

Pronunciation

Gehenna

/ɡəˈhenə/ /ɡəˈhɛnə/

Origin

Via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek geenna, from Hebrew gē' hinnōm ‘hell’, literally ‘valley of Hinnom’, a place near Jerusalem where children were sacrificed to Baal (Jer. 19:5,6).