limbo


limbo
limbo
limbo1 [lim′bō]
n.
pl. for 2 & 3 limbos [ME < L, abl. of limbus, edge, border (in in limbo, in or on the border) < IE * (s)lemb-, to hand down: see LIMP1]
1. [usually L-] in some Christian theologies, the eternal abode or state, neither heaven nor hell, of the souls of infants or others dying in original sin but free of grievous personal sin, or, before the coming of Christ, the temporary abode or state of all holy souls after death
2. any intermediate, indeterminate state
3. a place or condition of confinement, neglect, or oblivion
limbo2 [lim′bō]
n.
pl. limbos [prob. altered < LIMBER1]
a dance, originated in the West Indies, in which the dancers bend from the knees as far back as possible to pass beneath a bar that is put lower and lower

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  • Limbo — • A word of Teutonic derivation, meaning literally hem or border, as of a garment, or anything joined on Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Limbo     Limbo      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Limbo — Lim bo (l[i^]m b[ o]), Limbus Lim bus (l[i^]m b[u^]s), n. [L. limbus border, edge in limbo on the border. Cf. {Limb} border.] 1. (Scholastic Theol.) An spiritual region where certain classes of souls were supposed to await the last judgment.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limbo — lim‧bo [ˈlɪmbəʊ ǁ boʊ] noun be in limbo to be in an uncertain situation in which it is not clear what will happen next: • Investors in the shares have been left in limbo since the market tailed off. * * * limbo UK US /ˈlɪmbəʊ/ noun [U] ► an… …   Financial and business terms

  • limbo — m. anat. Borde. Medical Dictionary. 2011. limbo borde, ribete Diccionario ilustrad …   Diccionario médico

  • limbo — limbo, estar en el limbo expr. no saber, ignorar, no estar al tanto. ❙ «Estar tonto: estar en Babia, estar en el limbo.» DTE. ❙ «...está en el limbo desde hace más de diez años...» Luis Mateo Díez, El expediente del náufrago, RAE CREA. ❙ «Estuve… …   Diccionario del Argot "El Sohez"

  • limbo — (Del lat. limbus). 1. m. Lugar o seno donde, según la Biblia, estaban detenidas las almas de los santos y patriarcas antiguos esperando la redención del género humano. 2. Lugar adonde, según la doctrina tradicional cristiana, van las almas de… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • limbo — Ⅰ. limbo [1] ► NOUN 1) (in some Christian beliefs) the supposed abode of the souls of unbaptized infants, and of the just who died before Christ. 2) an uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution. ORIGIN from Latin limbus hem, border,… …   English terms dictionary

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  • limbo — sustantivo masculino 1. Área: religión Según la Biblia, lugar donde los Patriarcas y las personas buenas antiguas esperaban la redención de Cristo. 2. Área: religión Según algunos teólogos católicos, lugar adonde van las almas de los niños que… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española