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Hel

Noun

1 goddess of the dead and queen of the underworld [syn: Hela]
2 (religion) the world of the dead; "he didn't want to go to hell when he died" [syn: Hell, Hades, infernal region, netherworld, Scheol, underworld]

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Dutch

Etymology 1

cognate with hell

Noun

  1. (religious & mythological) hell, a diabolical aftermath
  2. (figurative) a terrible place or ordeal
    Hij maakte daarmee haar leven tot een hel.
    With that he made her life into a hell.

Derived terms

Etymology 2

Adjective

now rare root form of helder 'bright'
  1. defn Dutch

Etymology 3

cognate with hall

Noun

  1. hall, frozen spot

References

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Icelandic

Extensive Definition

otheruses HEL Hel may refer to:

Germanic mythology

Modern popular culture

Music

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See also

hel in Danish: Hel
hel in German: Hel
hel in Italian: HEL
hel in Hebrew: הל (פירושונים)
hel in Dutch: Hel
hel in Japanese: 地獄
hel in Norwegian: Hel
hel in Polish: Hel (ujednoznacznienie)
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