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Hecuba

[hek-yoo-buh]
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noun
  1. Classical Mythology. the wife of Priam.
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Hecuba

noun
  1. classical myth the wife of King Priam of Troy, and mother of Hector and Paris
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Hecuba

principal wife of Priam in the "Iliad," from Greek Hekabe, perhaps a variant of Hecate.

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