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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


variant of hecto-: hektometer.
Also, especially before a vowel, hekt-. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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
  • The second plague struck at the goddess hekt, whose head was that of a frog.

  • The old sorceress hekt, who has taken charge of the paraschites' wife and grandchild, knows all about it.

    Uarda, Complete Georg Ebers
  • "I will not deceive thee, for I desire that thou should'st keep thy word to me," replied hekt.

    Uarda, Complete Georg Ebers
  • It might be hazardous to identify hekt with the Greek Hecate, who was perhaps a moon-goddess, and as such associated with water.

British Dictionary definitions for hekt


denoting 100: hectogram, h
Word Origin
via French from Greek hekaton hundred
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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hekt in Medicine

hecto- or hect-
One hundred (102): hectogram.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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