Hydra

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See also: hydra and Hydrus

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Hydra, the mythical serpent.

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Hydra f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Hydridae — predatory freshwater cnidarians, thought not to age, the hydras.

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A Greek vase depicting the Lernaean Hydra

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Hydra, the mythical serpent, originally from Ancient Greek ὕδρα (húdra), from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥ (water).

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈhaɪ̯dɹə/, [ˈhaɪ̯dɹə], [ˈhaɪ̯d͡ʒɹə]

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Hydra

  1. (Greek mythology) A mythological serpent with seven heads, slain by Hercules as one of his twelve labours. Also called the Lernaean Hydra.
  2. (astronomy) A spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a serpent. It lies just south of the zodiac and contains the star Alphard.
  3. (astronomy) The name of one of Pluto's moons. (Named 21 June 2006).

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Proper noun[edit]

Hydra f

  1. (Greek mythology) Hydra (mythical serpent)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὕδρα (húdra).

Proper noun[edit]

Hydra f (genitive Hydrae); first declension

  1. (Greek mythology) The Hydra (mythical serpent)

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Hydra f

  1. (Greek mythology) Hydra (mythical serpent)
  2. (astronomy) Hydra (constellation)

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