adjective Etymology: Latin tartareus, from Greek tartareios, from Tartaros Tartarus Date: 1592 of, relating to, or resembling Tartarus ; infernal <
were thrown headlong…into the Tartarean abyss — Edward Gibbon

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Tartarean — Tar*ta re*an, Tartareous Tar*ta re*ous, a. [L. tartareus: cf. F. tartar[ e]en.] Of or pertaining to Tartarus; hellish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tartarean — *infernal, chthonian, Hadean, stygian, hellish …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Tartarean — [tär ter′ē ən, tärtar′ē ən] adj. of Tartarus; infernal …   English World dictionary

  • Tartarean — /tahr tair ee euhn/, adj. of or pertaining to Tartarus; infernal. [1615 25; < L Tartare(us) of TARTARUS (see EOUS) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Tartarean — adjective /tɑɹˈtɑɹ.i.ən/ Of or relating to Tartarus …   Wiktionary

  • Tartarean — [tα: tɛ:rɪən] adjective relating to or reminiscent of Tartarus, a part of the underworld in Greek mythology where the wicked were punished …   English new terms dictionary

  • tartarean — a. Infernal, hellish, tartareous …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tartarean — tar·tar·ean …   English syllables

  • Tartarean — Tar•tar•e•an [[t]tɑrˈtɛər i ən[/t]] adj. myt of or pertaining to Tartarus; infernal • Etymology: 1615–25; < L Tartare(us) of Tartarus (see eous) + an I …   From formal English to slang

  • Tartarean — /taˈtɛəriən/ (say tah tairreeuhn), / ˈtari / (say tahree ) adjective of or relating to Tartarus; infernal …   Australian English dictionary

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