G12 – abussos – ἄβυσσος an abyss, bottomless pit

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Find “abussos” in the Bible (New Testament)

Equip God’s People Greek Lexicon

1) an abyss, bottomless pit
2) figuratively, the home of the dead and of evil spirits before the resurrection and final judgment

from (as negating prefix) and a variation of (i.e., “depthless”)

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Strong’s Greek Lexicon

from (as a negative particle) and a variation of ; depthless, i.e. (specially) (infernal) “abyss”:—deep, (bottomless) pit.

Owing to changes in the enumeration while in progress, there were no words left for numbers 2717 and 3203–3302, which were therefore silently dropped out of the vocabulary and references as redundant.

Thayer’s Greek Definitions

1) bottomless
2) unbounded
3) the abyss
3a) the pit
3b) the immeasurable depth
3c) of Orcus, a very deep gulf or chasm in the lowest parts of the earth used as the common receptacle of the dead and especially as the abode of demons

Thayer’s Definitions are as edited by the Online Bible of Winterbourne, Ontario. They removed the etymology, cross-references, and Greek phrases and changed some of Thayer’s Unitarian doctrinal positions concerning the work and person of Christ.