Ἡρακλῆς

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See also: Ηρακλής

Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ἥρα (Hḗra, Hera) + κλέος (kléos, glory)

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Proper noun[edit]

Ἡρακλῆς (Hēraklês) (genitive Ἡρακλέους) m, third declension

  1. Heracles; Hercules

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Historically, there have been two dominant forms of the name in other languages—one based on the Greek form (Heracles), and the other based on the Latin form Hercules. The Latin form was adapted from the Etruscan form Hercle, which was adapted from Greek. When used together, Heracles specifically refers to the figure in Greek mythology, and Hercules specifically refers to the adaptation of the figure in Roman mythology. However, in many languages, the dominant form (whether from Greek or Latin) is used interchangeably to refer to either mythology context. In particular, in English, the Latin form Hercules is most common.

Language Heracles Hercules
Arabic هرقل (Hiraql) هرقل (Harqul)
Basque Herakles Herkules
Catalan Hèracles Hèrcules
Croatian Heraklo Herkul
Czech Héraklés
Danish Herakles Herkules
Danish Herakles Hercules
English Heracles Hercules
Esperanto Heraklo Herkulo
Estonian Herakles
Etruscan Hercle
Finnish Herakles Herkules
French Héraclès Hercule
Georgian ჰერაკლე (Herak'le)
German Herakles Herkules
Greek Ηρακλής (Iraklis)
Hebrew הראקלס (Heraqles) הרקולס (Herqules)
Hungarian Héraklész
Indonesian Herakles Herkules
Irish Earcail
Italian Eracle Ercole
Japanese ヘラクレス (Herakuresu) ヘルクレス (Herukuresu)
Korean 헤라클레스 (Herakeulleseu)
Latin Heracles Hercules
Lithuanian Heraklis Herkuliu
Luxembourg Herakles
Norwegian Herakles Herkules
Polish Herakles Herkules
Portuguese Héracles Hércules
Romanian Heracles Hercules
Russian Геракл (Gerakl) Геркулес (Gerkules)
Serbian Херакле (Herakle) Херкул (Herkul)
Slovak Herakles Herkulom
Slovenian Heraklej
Spanish Heracles Hércules
Swedish Herakles Hercules
Tagalog Hraklís Hercules
Turkish Herakles Herkül
Ukrainian Геракл (Herakl) Геркулес (Herkules)
Welsh Heracles Ercwlff

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