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EtymologyEdit

From Italian inferno (hell), from Latin infernus (of the lower regions), inferna (the lower regions); see infernal.

The meaning "big fire" came as a figurative use from the traditional idea of hellfire.

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inferno (plural infernos)

  1. A place or situation resembling Hell.
    • D. C. Worcester
      At each sudden explosion in the inferno below they sprang back from the brink [of the volcanic crater].
  2. A large fire, a conflagration.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, in Internal Combustion[1]:
      Blast after blast, fiery outbreak after fiery outbreak, like a flaming barrage from within, [] most of Edison's grounds soon became an inferno. As though on an incendiary rampage, the fires systematically devoured the contents of Edison's headquarters and facilities.

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Further readingEdit

  • inferno in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • inferno at OneLook Dictionary Search

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EtymologyEdit

From Italian inferno (hell), from Latin infernus (of the lower regions), inferna (the lower regions); see infernal. The meaning "big fire" came as a figurative use from the traditional idea of hellfire.

NounEdit

inferno n (plural inferno's, diminutive infernootje n)

  1. hell-like place or situation.
  2. hellfire
  3. a large fire

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GalicianEdit

 
A 15th-century depiction. Santa María de Labrada, Galicia.

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Old Portuguese inferno, from Latin īnfernus (infernal; of the lower regions).

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inferno m (plural infernos)

  1. (Christianity) hell
  2. (figuratively) a very unpleasable or negative situation

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ReferencesEdit

  • inferno” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • inferno” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • inferno” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/TILG/>
  • inferno” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/Tesouro>



ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin infernum or infernus, meaning "hell", "underworld" (lit. beneath).

PronunciationEdit

infèrno, /inˈfɛrno/

NounEdit

inferno m (plural inferni)

  1. hell
  2. inferno

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PortugueseEdit

 
Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese inferno, iferno, from Latin īnfernus (infernal; of the lower regions).

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NounEdit

inferno m (plural inferno)

  1. (Christianity) hell (where sinners go)
  2. (figuratively) a very unpleasable or negative situation

InterjectionEdit

inferno!

  1. hell (expressing discontent, unhappiness, or anger)

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inferno n

  1. an inferno; an extremely dangerous, chaotic and generally overwhelming situation

DeclensionEdit

Declension of inferno 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative inferno infernot infernon infernona
Genitive infernos infernots infernons infernonas

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