Hector

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From Latin Hectōr or Ancient Greek Ἕκτωρ (Héktōr), from ἕκτωρ (héktōr, holding fast), from ἔχειν (ékhein),[1] present active infinitive of ἔχω (ékhō, to have, own, possess; to hold), from Proto-Indo-European *seǵʰ- (to hold; to overpower).

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Hector

  1. (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) A Trojan hero in Homer's Iliad.
  2. A male given name

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  1. ^ Hector, n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1898.

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Ultimately from Ancient Greek Ἕκτωρ (Héktōr). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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Hector m

  1. Hector (hero from the Iliad)

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Hector

  1. (Greek mythology) Hector.
  2. A male given name of Ancient Greek origin.

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