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- (Christianity, place where devils live and where sinners are punished after death): Hell
Old English hel, helle (“‘nether world, abode of the dead’”) < Proto-Germanic *khaljo (“‘nether world, concealed place’”) < Proto-Indo-European *kel- (“‘to cover, conceal, save’”). Cognate with the "Hel" of Germanic mythology.
- In various religions, the place where some or all spirits are believed to go after death.
- (Christianity, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The place where devils live and where sinners are punished after death.
- May you rot in hell!
- 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost
- Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.
- 1916, James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
- Hell is a strait and dark and foul-smelling prison, an abode of demons and lost souls, filled with fire and smoke.
- (Christianity, uncountable, place where devils live and where sinners are punished after death): Heaven
- (countable) A place or situation of great suffering in life.
- My new boss is making my job a hell.
- 1879, General William T. Sherman, commencement address at the Michigan Military Academy
- There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell.
- (countable) A place for gambling.
- 1907, Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent
- ... the air of moral nihilism common to keepers of gambling hells and disorderly houses; ...
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Used to express negative discontent.
- Oh, hell! I got another parking ticket.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Used to emphasize.
- Hell, yeah!
hell (comparative heller, superlative hellest)[[Category:Template:lang:de adjectives|hell]]
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