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Tophet

Definition:

the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Plural:

Tophets

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

Gehenna | hellfire

Etymology:

late Middle English: from Hebrew tōp̱eṯ, the name of a place in the Valley of...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Oxford Dictionary:

hell | Hell | is let | as | through | one | merry hell | till | the hell

a place regarded in various religions as a spiritual realm of evil and ... | a situation, experience, or place of great suffering | (also "the hell") ... (25 of 627 words, 33 definitions, 28 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/hell

Wikipedia:

Tophet | Topheth

a location in Jerusalem, in the Valley of Hinnom, where worshipers influenced by the Canaanite Pantheon sacrificed children to the gods Moloch and Baal by burning them alive. The Hebrew Bible also mentions what appears to be child sacrifice practiced... (40 of 626 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Tophet

Collins Dictionary:

Tophet [Old Testament] | Topheth

a place in the valley immediately to the southwest of Jerusalem; the Shrine of Moloch, where human sacrifices were offered (20 of 199 words, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tophet

Merriam-Webster:

Tophet | hell [synonym] | Gehenna [synonym] | Pandemonium [synonym] | perdition [synonym] | blazes [similar] | inferno [similar] | purgatory [similar] | hades [similar] | ...

"hell", "Gehenna" (2 of 106 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tophet

Random House Dictionary:

Tophet [Bible] | Topheth [sense-specific] | hell [synonym, sense-specific]

a place in the valley of Hinnom, near Jerusalem, where, contrary to the ... | the place of punishment for the wicked after death; hell. | some place, ... (26 of 63 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/tophet

Wiktionary:

Tophet | Tophets [plural]

[Bible] A location near Jerusalem in the valley of Gehenna where children were burned alive as sacrifice. | A hellish place. (20 of 41 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Tophet

American Heritage Dictionary:

Tophet

An extremely unpleasant or painful condition or place. | Hell. (9 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tophet

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Tophet

in the Bible, place near Jerusalem, in the valley of Hinnom, associated with the worship of Molech. Tophet became a name for hell. (23 of 26 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0849067​.html

New World Dictionary:

Tophet | Topheth

[Bible] a place near Jerusalem where human sacrifices were made to Molech: 2 Kings 23:10 | hell (16 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tophet

Macmillan British Dictionary:

perdition [uncountable, literary]

according to some religions, the state of being punished after you die for the bad things that you have done (20 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/perdition

Cambridge Dictionary:

perdition [literary]

a state of punishment which goes on for ever, suffered by evil people after death (15 of 21 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/perdition

Encarta Dictionary:

Tophet | Topheth

according to the Bible, a place of torment and punishment where the wicked are sent after death (17 of 46 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861720914​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

Tophet

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 ... (24 of 35 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Tophet

Merriam-Webster:

Tophet

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, shrine south of ancient Jerusalem where human sacrifices were performed to Moloch in Jer 7:31, Gehenna, from Late Latin ... (23 of 27 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tophet

American Heritage Dictionary:

Tophet

Origin: Middle English, from Hebrew tōpet, a place where children were burned in sacrifice; see wtp in Semitic roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tophet

New World Dictionary:

Tophet

Origin: Middle English from Hebrew tofet

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tophet

Collins Dictionary:

Tophet [Old Testament] | Topheth

Origin: from Hebrew Tōpheth

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tophet

Wiktionary:

Tophet | Tophets [plural]

Origin: Hebrew תופת.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Tophet

Encarta Dictionary:

Tophet

First use: 14th century

Origin: Hebrew Tōppeṯ, area near Jerusalem

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861720914​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

Tophet

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "Tophet"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "Tophet" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Tophet

Google Dictionary:

Tophet

Audio: English pronunciation of "Tophet"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Tophet

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Tophet"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=tophet​01 word=Tophet

YourDictionary Audio:

Tophet

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Tophet" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tophet

Collins Dictionary:

Topheth | Tophet

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Topheth"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/topheth

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