Hercules meaning

hûrkyə-lēz
(greek & roman mythology) The son of Zeus and Alcmene, a hero of extraordinary strength who won immortality by performing 12 labors demanded by the Argive king Eurystheus.
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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Lyra and Corona Borealis.
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(Roman mythology) The Roman name for the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Jupiter and Alcmene, a celebrated hero who possessed exceptional strength. Most famous for his 12 labours performed to redeem himself after killing his family.
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(class. myth., person, proper) The son of Zeus and Alcmene, renowned for his strength and courage, esp. as shown in his performance of twelve labors imposed on him.
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(proper) A large N constellation between Ophiuchus and Draco.
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Any very large, strong man.
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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Lyra and Corona Borealis.
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(astronomy) A summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the mythical hero. It lies between the constellations Lyra and Corona Borealis.
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(astronomy) A crater in the first quadrant on the moon.
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Origin of hercules

  • Latin from Greek Hēraklēs Hērā Hera kleos fame kleu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin Herculēs, from Ancient Greek Ἡρακλῆς (Heraklēs), apparently from Ἥρα (Hēra, “Hera”) + κλέος (kleos, “glory”).

    From Wiktionary