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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dis, Orcus(noun)

    god of the underworld; counterpart of Greek Pluto


  1. Dis(ProperNoun)

    Alternative name for Hades.

  2. Origin: Representing a colloquial pronunciation of this.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dis(noun)

    the god Pluto

  2. Origin: [shortened from disrespect.]


  1. Dis

    In Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy, the City of Dis encompasses the sixth through the ninth circles of Hell. The most serious sins are punished here, in lower Hell. Dis is extremely hot, and contains areas more closely resembling the common modern conception of Hell than the upper levels. The walls of Dis are guarded by fallen angels and the Erinyes. Dante emphasizes the character of the place as a city by describing its architectural features: towers, gates, walls, ramparts, bridges, and moats. It is thus an antithesis to the heavenly city, as for instance described by St. Augustine in his City of God. Among these structures are mosques, "the worship places of the most dangerous enemies of medieval Christendom." In Dante's schematics of Hell, Muslims and Jews are placed among the heretics. The presence of mosques probably also recalls the reality of Jerusalem in Dante's own time, where gilded domes dominated the skyline. Punished within Dis are those whose lives were marked by active sins: heretics, murderers, suicides, blasphemers, usurpers, sodomites, panderers, seducers, flatterers, Simoniacs, sorcerers, barrators, hypocrites, thieves, false counsellors, schismatics, falsifiers and traitors. Sinners unable to control their passions offend God less than these, whose lives were driven by malizia:

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dis

    dis, n. a name for Pluto, sometimes the infernal world. [L., cog. with deus, divus.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dis

    a name given to Pluto and the nether world over which he rules.

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  1. DIS

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Anagrams for DIS »

  1. ids, IDs, IDS

  2. Sid

  3. ISD

  4. SDI


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DIS in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DIS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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