|Origin:||of uncertain derivation|
|In Greek:||frear 4, freatov 3|
|In NET:||shaft 3, well 2, a well 1, it 1|
|In AV:||pit 5, well 2|
|Definition:||1) a well
2) the pit of the abyss (because the nether world is thought to increase
in size the further it extends from the surface of the earth and so
resemble a cistern, the orifice of which is narrow)
of uncertain derivation; a hole in the ground (dug for obtaining or
holding water or other purposes), i.e. a cistern or well;
figuratively, an abyss (as a prison):-well, pit.
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