Hercules

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From Latin Herculēs, from Ancient Greek Ἡρακλῆς (Heraklēs), apparently from Ἥρα (Hēra, Hera) + κλέος (kleos, glory).

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Hercules

  1. (Roman mythology) The Roman name for the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Jupiter and Alcmene, a celebrated hero who possessed exceptional strength. Most famous for his 12 labours performed to redeem himself after killing his family.
  2. (astronomy) 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.
  4. A city in California.

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Hercules m

  1. (astronomy) Hercules

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἡρακλῆς (Heraklēs), apparently from Ἥρα (Hēra, Hera) + κλέος (kleos, glory).

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Herculēs m

  1. (Greek mythology) Heracles, heroic son of Zeus.
    Ne Hercules quidem adversus duos.
    Not even Hercules fights against two.