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noun 
  1. A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable, and, specifically, hell, or the bottomless pit.
  2. infinite, Infinite time; a vast intellectual or moral depth.
  3. (heraldry) The center of an escutcheon.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: m(nl, afgrond, m}}, {{t+, nl, kloof)f
  • German: Abgrund(de)m
Etymology: From (term, abissus, lang=enm) < (term, abyssus, , a bottomless gulf, lang=la) < Ancient Greek (term, sc=polytonic, á, , tr=abyssos, bottomless, lang=grc) (term, sc=polytonic, á-, , tr=a-, not, lang=grc)+ (term, sc=polytonic, , , tr=bysso, depth, lang=grc)


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