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  1. a combining form meaning “hundred,” used in the formation of compound words: hectograph; hectogram.
Also hect-, hekt-, hekto-.

Origin of hecto-

< French, combining form representing Greek hekatón hundred

hekto-

  1. variant of hecto-: hektometer.
Also especially before a vowel, hekt-.
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Examples from the Web for hekt

Historical Examples

  • "I am no longer Beki, I am Hekt," said the old woman shortly.

    Uarda, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • Am I then so much wiser than other folks, or do none but fools come to consult Hekt?

    Uarda, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • The sorceress Hekt passed him; she wanted to see the woman for whom she had given him the philter.

    Uarda, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • "Because she loves Mena as much as her mother loves herself," answered Hekt.

    Uarda, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • Hekt, goddess of birth, was a pal of his, in spite of her appalling ugliness; and she used to kneel by his potter's wheel.

    It Happened in Egypt

    C. N. Williamson


British Dictionary definitions for hekt

hecto-

before a vowel hect-

prefix
  1. denoting 100hectogram Symbol: h

Word Origin

via French from Greek hekaton hundred
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hekt in Medicine

hecto-

pref.
  1. One hundred (102):hectogram.
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