abysm

[ uh-biz-uhm ]
/ əˈbɪz əm /

noun

an abyss.

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Origin of abysm

1250–1300; Middle English abi(s)me<Middle French abisme<Vulgar Latin *abyssimus, a neologistic pseudo-superlative of Late Latin abyssusabyss
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British Dictionary definitions for abysm

abysm
/ (əˈbɪzəm) /

noun

an archaic word for abyss

Word Origin for abysm

C13: via Old French from Medieval Latin abysmus abyss
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