Herculaneum meaning

hûrkyə-lānē-əm
An ancient city of south-central Italy on the Bay of Naples. A popular resort during Roman times, it was completely destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius ( ad 79). Important ruins have been unearthed since the early 1700s.
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(place) Ancient city in S Italy, at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius: buried, together with Pompeii, in a volcanic eruption (a.d. 79)
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(historical) A city in Italy which was entirely destroyed by same the eruption of Vesuvius that also turned Pompeii into a ruin.
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Origin of herculaneum

  • From Latin Herculaneum, named for the mythical figure Hercules.

    From Wiktionary