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[tahr-tair-ee-uh n]
  1. of or relating to Tartarus; infernal.
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Origin of Tartarean

1615–25; < Latin Tartare(us) of Tartarus (see -eous) + -an
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Examples from the Web for tartarean

Historical Examples

  • The Tartarean part of the story is, in fact, post-Aeschylean.

    Suppliant Maidens and Other Plays


  • Big domes of Tartarean Honeysuckle—all rosy pink with bloom—yet held their own.

    A Garden with House Attached

    Sarah Warner Brooks

  • The victor, sacrificing them with greedy teeth, plunged them into the Tartarean recesses of his capacious paunch.

  • Dost thou soothe the Elysian groves with thy tender song, or dost thou dwell upon a Tartarean Helicon?

  • You are at liberty, disbelieving it, to range the fields—Elysian and Tartarean—of all imagination.

British Dictionary definitions for tartarean


  1. literary of or relating to Tartarus; infernal
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