Definition of Abaddon in English:


Pronunciation /əˈbadn/ /əˈbædn/

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proper noun

  • (in the Bible) a name for the Devil or for hell.

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


Late Middle English via Greek from Hebrew 'ăḇaddōn ‘destruction’. Its use for ‘hell’ arose in the late 17th century.