Heraclidae

or Her·a·clei·dae

[ her-uh-klahy-dee ]
/ ˌhɛr əˈklaɪ di /
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noun

a drama (429? b.c.) by Euripides.

Also called Children of Hercules.

Heraclid

[ her-uh-klid ]
/ ˈhɛr ə klɪd /

noun, plural Her·a·cli·dae [her-uh-klahy-dee] /ˌhɛr əˈklaɪ di/.

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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Heraclid

Heraklid

/ (ˈhɛrəklɪd) /

noun plural Heraclidae or Heraklidae (ˌhɛrəˈklaɪdiː)

any person claiming descent from Hercules, esp one of the Dorian aristocrats of Sparta
Derived FormsHeraclidan or Heraklidan (ˌhɛrəˈklaɪdən), adjective

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