Abad·​don | \ ə-ˈba-dᵊn \
plural -s

Definition of Abaddon

: a place of destruction : an underworld abode of lost souls : hell

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First Known Use of Abaddon

1583, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Abaddon

from Abaddon “the angel of the bottomless pit” (Revelation 9:11), going back to Middle English, borrowed from Late Latin, borrowed from Greek Abaddōn, borrowed from Hebrew 'ăbhaddōn, literally, “destruction”

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“Abaddon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abaddon. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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