- Classical Mythology. the wife of Priam.
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Examples from the Web for hecuba
To be or not to be,” was a favorite phrase, as was “What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba.Hitler's Bedtime Reading
October 17, 2008
A nymph with bright and flowing hair; a hag like Hecuba, by Jove!Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
Hecuba had been warned by a prophetic dream, and lamented her daughter's fate and her own.Thais
His wife, however, Hecuba, begged and entreated him to desist.Romulus, Makers of History
We did not see this latter-day Hecuba, but we were told that she was still quite comely.The American Egypt
Paris was the son of Priam, king of Troy, and his wife Hecuba.English Narrative Poems
- classical myth the wife of King Priam of Troy, and mother of Hector and Paris
Word Origin and History for hecuba
principal wife of Priam in the "Iliad," from Greek Hekabe, perhaps a variant of Hecate.
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