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nether world

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noun
  1. the infernal regions; hell.
  2. the afterworld, or the hereafter.
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Origin of nether world

First recorded in 1630–40
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Examples from the Web for nether world

Historical Examples

  • By his advice, Zeus banished the Titans to the nether-world.

    Christianity As A Mystical Fact

    Rudolf Steiner

  • After my sojourn in the nether-world, I arose from the dead.

  • This obliged her to return periodically to the nether-world for evermore.

  • The other declared that he had been led by two angels into the nether-world.

    Italian Popular Tales

    Thomas Frederick Crane

  • These curious openings into the nether-world are not permanent.

    At Last

    Charles Kingsley


British Dictionary definitions for nether world

nether world

noun
  1. the world after death; the underworld
  2. hell
  3. a criminal underworld
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Also called (for senses 1, 2): nether regions
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