Hell: "Him the Almighty Power/Hurl'd headlong . . . /To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"(John Milton).
Archaic Utter ruin.
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English perdicion, from Old French, from Late Latin perditi, perditin-, from Latin perditus, past participle of perdere, to lose : per-, per- + dare, to give; see d- in Indo-European roots