Nirodha: "confinement, locking up, imprisonment. Investment, siege. Enclosing, covering up. Restraint, check, control, suppression, destruction. In drama, disappointment, frustration of hope." - Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, p. 554

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Abandon all hope, ye who enter here

Dante passes through the gate of Hell, which bears an inscription ending with the famous phrase "Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate",[17] most frequently translated as "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here."[nb 1

There are many English translations of this famous line. Some examples include:

All hope abandon, ye who enter here - Henry Francis Cary (1805–1814)
All hope abandon, ye who enter in! - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1882)
Leave every hope, ye who enter! - Charles Eliot Norton (1891)
Leave all hope, ye that enter - Carlyle Okey-Wicksteed (1932)
Lay down all hope, you that go in by me. - Dorothy L. Sayers (1949)
Abandon all hope, ye who enter here - John Ciardi (1954)
Abandon every hope, you who enter. - Charles S. Singleton (1970)
No room for hope, when you enter this place - C. H. Sisson (1980)
Abandon every hope, who enter here. - Allen Mandelbaum (1982)
Abandon all hope, you who enter here. - Robert Pinsky (1993); Robert Hollander (2000)
Abandon every hope, all you who enter - Mark Musa (1995)
Abandon every hope, you who enter. - Robert M. Durling (1996)

Verbatim, the line translates as "Leave (lasciate) every (ogne) hope (speranza), ye (voi) that (ch') enter (intrate)."

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    • Time - Phrase
    • 00:04:46 Hey! Hey! Wassup? Wassup?
    • 00:04:51 God, it's so great to have a normal conversation.
    • 00:04:58 Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
    • 00:05:00 Is that from the new Ministry album? What?
    • 00:05:03 Abandon all hope. Is that from the new Ministry album?

    • Time - Phrase
    • 00:15:29 Don't...
    • 00:15:33 What the hell'd they do? Put a sign over the front door:
    • 00:15:35 "abandon all hope, ye who enter here"?
    • 00:15:40 Hunter's mom showed up today when he was at school.
    • 00:15:44 She's planning to take him back.

    • Time - Phrase
    • 00:01:25 Observers from UNIT. My admission pass.
    • 00:01:37 Right, passes checked and satisfactory. Right, open the gates.
    • 00:01:47 Abandon hope all ye who enter here.
    • 00:02:10 Green, settle down. The Governor's on his way.
    • 00:02:13 - Morning Chief, everything all right? - Will be, sir.

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