abysm


abysm

noun

  1. an abyss.

noun

  1. an archaic word for abyss
n.

“bottomless gulf, greatest depths,” now chiefly poetic, c.1300, from Old French abisme (Modern French abîme), from Vulgar Latin *abyssimus (source of Spanish and Portuguese abismo), which represents either a superlative of Latin abyssus or a formation on analogy of Greek-derived words in -ismus; see abyss.

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