or Her·a·clei·dae

Also called Children of Hercules.


noun, plural Her·a·cli·dae [her-uh-klahy-dee] /ˌhɛr əˈklaɪ di/.
  1. a person claiming descent from Hercules, especially one of the Dorian aristocracy of Sparta.
Related formsHer·a·cli·dan [her-uh-klahyd-n] /ˌhɛr əˈklaɪd n/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for heraclidae

Historical Examples of heraclidae

  • He meets and slays Hyllus, and the Heraclidae engage not to renew the invasion for one hundred years.

  • We now pause at Elis, which had also felt the revolution of the Heraclidae, and was possessed by their comrades the Aetolians.

  • The return of the Heraclidae occasioned consequences of which the most important were the least immediate.

  • But the affair of the Heraclidae took place eighty years after the destruction of Troy.

  • Aristarchus says he lived about the period of the Ionian emigration; this happened sixty years after the return of the Heraclidae.

British Dictionary definitions for heraclidae



noun plural Heraclidae or Heraklidae (ˌhɛrəˈklaɪdiː)
  1. any person claiming descent from Hercules, esp one of the Dorian aristocrats of Sparta
Derived FormsHeraclidan or Heraklidan (ˌhɛrəˈklaɪdən), adjective
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