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Contemporary Examples of hecuba

  • To be or not to be,” was a favorite phrase, as was “What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba.

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Historical Examples of hecuba

British Dictionary definitions for hecuba


  1. 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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