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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A bottomless pit or abyss.

Usage examples (8)
  • Themistocles and himself to the barathrum, there could be no safety for Athens.
  • Ergo ut praelocuti sumus, quomodo unumquodque dictum sit, consideremus ne forte per ignorantiam in barathrum decidamus erroris.
  • Nec quidquam in barathrum, nec tartara deddit atra.
  • “The gallows” perhaps is the English term most nearly corresponding to the barathrum, as commonly spoken of in the Athenian popular language. for more
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