Definitions

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  • adjective Of or relating to Tartarus.

Etymologies

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Tartare +‎ -an, from Latin Tartare ("of Tartarus")

Examples

  • Lance stood open-mouthed before a namesake of his own, whose huge monumental slab was upborne by the exertions of a kind of Tartarean cherub, solely consisting of a skull and a pair of bats 'wings!

    The Pillars of the House, V1

  • I'd presume that Tartarus could be conceived of as a vast volcanic cave filled with tufa though, hence the Tartarean river, Phlegethon, the river of fire lava.

    The etymology of Latin tofus 'tufa' isn't written in stone

  • Possible the barnacle, like the barometz of Tartarean lamb, may be a survivor of the day when the animal and vegetable kingdoms had not yet branched off into different directions.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Pedro, you will oblige my weakness by not mentioning that man; — his name is Tartarean, unfit for polite lips.

    Westward Ho!

  • Monocles came out; the old vanguard, the owl-faced men in frockcoats and gold-buttoned waistcoats, exchanged their Tartarean frowns for expressions of stifled awe.

    The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

  • The terrors and horrors of Cocytus and Styx, ghosts and sapless shades, and the rest of their Tartarean nomenclature, must vanish.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • Monocles came out; the old vanguard, the owl-faced men in frockcoats and gold-buttoned waistcoats, exchanged their Tartarean frowns for expressions of stifled awe.

    The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

  • Monocles came out; the old vanguard, the owl-faced men in frockcoats and gold-buttoned waistcoats, exchanged their Tartarean frowns for expressions of stifled awe.

    The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

  • But, ah! celestial enchantress! the necromancy of thy tyrannical charms hath fettered my faculties with adamantine chains, which, unless thy compassion shall melt I must eternally remain in the Tartarean gulf of dismal despair.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • Was it some demented human, an itinerant carver of cigar-store Indians, maybe, who somehow wandered down into this Tartarean world?

    Hard Road

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