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Hercules

Syllabification: Her·cu·les
Pronunciation: /ˈhərkyəˌlēz
 
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Definition of Hercules in English:

1 Greek & Roman Mythology A hero of superhuman strength and courage who performed twelve immense tasks or “laborsimposed on him and who after death was ranked among the gods. Greek name Heracles.
1.1 (as noun a Hercules) A man of exceptional strength or size.
Example sentences
  • He wasn't the biggest of guys, he was quite slight; he was never a Hercules.
  • He is so impressed, he persuades him to make a trip to Berlin, where he can guarantee lucrative employment as a Hercules on the cabaret circuit.
2 Astronomy A large northern constellation, said to represent the kneeling figure of Hercules. It contains the brightest globular cluster in the northern hemisphere, but no bright stars.
2.1 (as genitive Herculis /ˈhərkyəlis/) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Delta Herculis

Origin

Latin, from Greek Hēraklēs.

Words that rhyme with Hercules

isoscelesPraxiteles

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