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The modern English word hell is derived from Old English hel , helle (about 725 AD to refer to a nether world of the dead) reaching into the Anglo-Saxon pagan period , and ultimately from Proto-Germanic *halja , meaning "one who covers up or hides something" [1] The word has cognates in Latin (see verb cēlō , "to hide") and in related Germanic languages such as Old Frisian helle , hille , Old Saxon hellja , Middle Dutch helle (modern Dutch hel ), Old High German helle (Modern German Hölle ), Danish , Norwegian and Swedish helvede / helvete ( hel + Old Norse vitti , "punishment" whence the Icelandic víti "hell"), and Gothic halja . [1] Subsequently, the word was used to transfer a pagan concept to Christian theology and its vocabulary [1] (however, for the Judeo-Christian origin of the concept see Gehenna ).

Hell , in many religious and folkloric traditions, is a place or state of torment and punishment in an afterlife. Religions with a linear divine history often depict ...

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