Today's Word "perdition"

Loss of the soul on

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perdition \per-DISH-ehn\ (noun) - 1 : Loss of the soul; eternal damnation. Hell. 2 : Utter ruin.

"With hideous ruin and combustion, down; To bottomless perdition, there to dwell." - John Milton, Paradise Lost: First Book, 1667.


Middle English perdicion, from Old French perdicion, from Late Latin perditio, perdition-, from Latin perditus, past participle of perdere, to lose : per- + dare, to give.


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