heroon

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin heroum, respelled to match the original Ancient Greek ἡρῷον (hērōîon), from ἡρῷος (hērōîos, of a hero).

Noun[edit]

heroon (plural heroons or heroa)

  1. (obsolete) A temple dedicated to a hero, often over his supposed tomb.
  2. A sepulchral monument in the form of a small temple.
    In Ancient Greece, a monument to a dead hero, and now the relics they find are most well preserved at heroons, like vases or pots with references to the deeds of Herakles, or Calydon.

External links[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

heroon

  1. accusative singular of heroo