ecatombe

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hecatombē, from Ancient Greek ἑκατόμβη (hekatómbē).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /e.kaˈtom.be/, [ekäˈt̪o̞mbe]
  • Rhymes: -ombe
  • Hyphenation: e‧ca‧tóm‧be

Noun[edit]

ecatombe f (plural ecatombi)

  1. (historical, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome) A great feast and public sacrifice to the gods (originally of a hundred oxen); hecatomb
  2. (by extension) slaughter, massacre

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