abyss defined in 1939 yearabyss - Abyss (Gr. a, not; byssos, depth, bottom of the sea);
abyss - Name given by the Jews of the Christian era to a large underground pit, the dwelling-place of the dead and evil and revolted spirits. Here also punishment was meted out to sinners. The word abyss is retained in the Revised Version of the New Testament, but in both versions of the Old Testament deep or bottomless pit is used.
near abyss in Knolik
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