GEHENNA

PRONUNCIATION: (gi-HEN-uh)

MEANING: noun:
1. Hell.
2. Any place of extreme torture or suffering.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin gehenna, from Greek Geenna, from Hebrew ge-hinnom (hell), literally, the valley of Hinnom, or from ge ben Hinnom (valley of the son of Hinnom). Its not clear who this Hinnom fellow was. In the Bible, the valley was known as a place of child sacrifice. Ultimately, this word is from the same Semitic root that gave Arabic jahannam (hell) which, in Hindi, became jahannum. Earliest documented use: 1594.

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GO HENNA ! - the cheer of the University of Natural Red-brown Dye Coloring

GESENNA - aphasic response to a sneeze

GE-THENNA - past participle of the Greek goddess of reason, intelligent activity, and arts