What does oubliette mean?

Definitions for oublietteˌu bliˈɛt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oubliette(noun)

    a dungeon with the only entrance or exit being a trap door in the ceiling


  1. oubliette(Noun)

    A dungeon only accessible by a trapdoor at the top.

  2. Origin: From oubliette, from oublier.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Oubliette

    ōō-bli-et′, n. a dungeon with no opening but at the top: a secret pit in the floor of a dungeon into which a victim could be precipitated. [Fr.,—oublier, to forget—L. oblivisci.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Oubliette

    an underground cell, perfectly dark, in which prisoners were subjected to perpetual confinement, was so called as being a "place of forgetfulness," or where one is forgotten; they were often put secretly to death.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oubliette in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oubliette in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • ublietoEsperanto
  • oublietteFrench
  • oublietteItalian
  • 地下牢Japanese
  • vergetelput, vergeetput, oubliëtteDutch
  • ублиетRussian
  • மேற்பகுதியில் நுழைவாயில் உள்ள நிலவறைச் சிறைTamil

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