Inferno



[in-fur-noh; for 3 also Italian een-fer-naw] /ɪnˈfɜr noʊ; for 3 also Italian inˈfɛr nɔ/

noun, plural infernos.
1.
hell; the regions.
2.
a place or region that resembles hell:
The ironworks was an inferno of molten steel and half-naked bodies.
3.
(initial capital letter, italics) the first part of Dante’s Divine Comedy, depicting hell and the suffering of the damned.
Compare (def 7), (def 2).
/ɪnˈfɜːnəʊ/
noun (pl) -nos
1.
(sometimes capital) the inferno, hell; the infernal region
2.
any place or state resembling hell, esp a conflagration
n.

1834, from Italian inferno, from Latin infernus (see infernal).

The first section of The Divine Comedy, by Dante. Inferno is the Italian word for “hell.”

Note: By extension, an “inferno” is a hot and terrible place or condition.

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