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See also: hercules
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɜːkjəliːz/, /ˈhɜːkjʊliːz/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈhɝːkjəliːz/, /ˈhɝːkjʊliːz/
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- (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.
- (astronomy) A summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the mythical hero. It lies between the constellations Lyra and Corona Borealis.
- (astronomy) A crater in the first quadrant on the moon.
- A city in California.
The Roman name of Heracles — See also translations at : Heracles
Herculēs m (gen. -is)