a place of destruction; the depths of hell.
Historical Examples

He is termed Abaddon, the angel of the bottomless pit—the prince of darkness.
Ophiolatreia Anonymous

After that, they settled down to planning the Battle of Abaddon.
Space Viking Henry Beam Piper

But we have this safeguard against such visits, that we never represented ourselves as intimate with the opinions of Abaddon.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 71, No. 436, February 1852 Various

Now his desire should be satisfied, but no, “Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and the eyes of man are never satisfied.”
The Expositor’s Bible: The Book of Proverbs R. F. Horton

These expressions, and the “destroyer” Abaddon or Apollyon, of Revelations ix.
Solomon and Solomonic Literature Moncure Daniel Conway

the Devil (Revelation 9:11)
(in rabbinical literature) a part of Gehenna; Hell

late 14c., used in Rev. ix:11 of “the angel of the bottomless pit,” and by Milton of the pit itself, from Hebrew Abhaddon “destruction,” from abhadh “he perished.” The Greek form was Apollyon.

destruction, the Hebrew name (equivalent to the Greek Apollyon, i.e., destroyer) of “the angel of the bottomless pit” (Rev. 9:11). It is rendered “destruction” in Job 28:22; 31:12; 26:6; Prov. 15:11; 27:20. In the last three of these passages the Revised Version retains the word “Abaddon.” We may regard this word as a personification of the idea of destruction, or as sheol, the realm of the dead.


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