[ hek-uh-tee; in Shakespeare hek-it ]
/ ˈhɛk ə ti; in Shakespeare ˈhɛk ɪt /
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noun Classical Mythology.
a goddess of the earth and Hades, associated with sorcery, hounds, and crossroads.
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Origin of Hecate
<Latin <Greek hekátē, noun use of feminine of hékatos far-shooting, said of Apollo as sun-god
OTHER WORDS FROM HecateHec·a·te·an, Hec·a·tae·an, adjective
Words nearby Hecate
Hebrew calendar, Hebrews, Hebridean, Hebrides, Hebron, Hecate, Hecate Strait, hecatomb, hechsher, Hecht, heck
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How to use Hecate in a sentence
The most celebrated, that of Hecate, is at Lagina, where every year great multitudes assemble at a great festival.
Nay it is said the Circe is becoming much of a Hecate now; if the bewitched Duke could see it.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
Towering above all was the temple of the dread Hecate, whose priestesses offered to the gods ghastly sacrifices.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
Joseph, who had no faith in Greek and Roman gods, rejected contemptuously the opinion about Hecate.
Then Cinna, who not long before would have laughed at faith in Hecate, sacrificed a hecatomb to her.
British Dictionary definitions for Hecate
/ (ˈhɛkətɪ) /
Greek myth a goddess of the underworld
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