ETYM Latin anathema, from Greek, anything devoted, esp. to evil, a curse; also Latin anathema; ana up + stellein to set. Related to Thesis.
1. A detested person; SYN. bete noire.
2. A formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication.
3. Curse, generally by ecclesiastical authorities; act of cursing; thing cursed; object of hatred.
4. Something that is shunned or cursed. The word is used in the Christian church in excommunication.
1. An official prohibition; SYN. banning, forbiddance, forbidding.
2. Censure or condemnation especially through social pressure.
3. The summoning in feudal times of the king's vassals for military service.
ETYM Old Eng. bane destruction, AS. bana murderer; akin to Icel. bani death, murderer, Old High Germ. bana murder, bano murderer, Goth. banja stroke, wound, Greek phoneys murderer, phonos murder, OIr. bath death, benim I strike.
Something causes misery or death; SYN. curse, scourge, nemesis.
Something of little value; SYN. darn, hoot, shit, shucks, tinker's damn, tinker's dam.
Sinonimi: eternal damnation
ETYM French damnation, Latin damnatio, from damnare. Related to Damn.
1. The act of damning.
2. The state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell; SYN. eternal damnation.
In Christian and Muslim belief, a state of eternal punishment which will be undergone by those who are not worthy of salvation; sometimes equated with hell.
ETYM Latin imprecatio: cf. French imprécation.
A curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult); SYN. malediction.
ETYM Latin maledictio: cf. French malédiction. Related to Maledicent.
A proclaiming of evil against some one; a cursing; imprecation; a curse or execration; -- opposed to benediction.
ETYM French, from Latin perditio, from perdere, perditum, to ruin, to lose; per (cf. Skr. parâ away) + -dere (only in comp.) to put.
1. Entire loss; utter destruction; ruin; esp., the utter loss of the soul, or of final happiness in a future state; future misery or eternal death.
2. Eternal damnation.
3. Damnation; hell.
Small ventilating shaft between two levels of a mine.