- 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
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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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