lower world

[loh-er]
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noun
  1. Classical Mythology. the regions of the dead, conceived of as lying beneath the surface of the earth; Hades; the underworld.
  2. the earth, as distinguished from the heavenly bodies or from heaven.

Origin of lower world

First recorded in 1585–95
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lower world

noun
  1. the earth as opposed to heaven or the spiritual world
  2. another name for hell
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