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Hecate

or Hek·a·te

[ 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 Hecate

Hec·a·te·an, Hec·a·tae·an, adjective
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Hecate

Hekate

/ (ˈhɛkətɪ) /

noun

Greek myth a goddess of the underworld
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