Complete Definition of "Hercules"

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English

Etymology
From L. #Latin|Herculēs < AGr. Ήρακλης (Herakles) meaning "glory of Hera", from Hera + kles, (glory).

Pronunciation
italbrac|RP IPA|/ˈhɜːkjəliːz/|/ˈhɜːkjʊliːz/
italbrac|US IPA|/ˈhɝːkjəliːz/|/ˈhɝːkjʊliːz/
audio|en-uk-Hercules.ogg|Audio (UK)

Proper noun
en-proper noun

  1. greekmyth Son of Jupiter and Alcmene, a celebrated hero who possessed exceptional strength. Most famous for his 12 labors performed to redeem himself after killing his family.
  2. constellation A summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the mythical hero. It lies between the constellations Lyra and Corona Borealis.
  3. astronomy A crater in the first quadrant on the moon.

Translations
trans-top|son of Jupiter
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trans-top|constellation
Finnish: Herkules
French: Hercule m
German: Herkules m
Italian: Ercole m
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Russian: Геркулес
Spanish: Hercules
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Related terms
Heracles
Herculean

Category:English eponyms


Latin

Etymology
From AGr.|la Ήρακλης (Herakles) meaning "glory of Hera", from Hera + kles, (glory).

Proper noun
Herculēs m

  1. context|greekmyth|lang=la #English|Hercules, heroic son of Zeus.

Category:Latin proper nouns

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