hecatombe

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Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin hecatombe, from Ancient Greek ἑκατόμβη (hekatómbē).

Noun[edit]

hecatombe f (plural hecatomben or hecatombes)

  1. (Greco-Roman religion) hecatomb, public sacrifice involving many sacrificial animals.
  2. (figuratively) carnage, massacre, any great loss of life whether intentional or not.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἑκατόμβη (hekatómbē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hecatombē f (genitive hecatombēs); first declension

  1. a hecatomb

Inflection[edit]

First declension, Greek type.

Case Singular Plural
nominative hecatombē hecatombae
genitive hecatombēs hecatombārum
dative hecatombae hecatombīs
accusative hecatombēn hecatombās
ablative hecatombē hecatombīs
vocative hecatombē hecatombae

References[edit]

  • hecatombe in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • hecatombe in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • hecatombe” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • hecatombe in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • hecatombe in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hecatombē.

Noun[edit]

hecatombe f (plural hecatombes)

  1. hecatomb