[ her-uh-kleez ]

  1. Also called Heracles Furens [fyoor-uhns]. /ˈfyʊər əns/. (italics) a tragedy (420? b.c.) by Euripides.

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Origin of Heracles

From Greek Hēraklês, literally, “having the glory of Hera,” equivalent to Hḗra + -klēs, akin to kléos “glory, fame”; see Hera

Other words from Heracles

  • Her·a·cle·an, adjective

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/ (ˈhɛrəˌkliːz) /

  1. the usual name (in Greek) for Hercules 1

Derived forms of Heracles

  • Heraclean or Heraklean, adjective

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