A sepulchral monument in the form of a small temple.
- Hero of Alexandria
Other Word Forms of Heron
Origin of Heron
From Middle English heroun, heiron, from Anglo-Norman heiron, from Old Dutch heigero (compare Middle Dutch heiger), from Proto-Germanic *haigrô (compare Swedish häger), dissimilation of *hraigrô (compare Old English hrāgra, Dutch reiger, German Reiher), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kreik-, *(s)kreig- (“to screech, creak”) (compare Welsh crëyr (“heron”), Ancient Greek κρίζω (krízō, “to creak, screech”).
Latin heroum from Ancient Greek ἡρῷον (hērōon), from ἡρῷος (hērōios, “of a hero”).
Middle English from Old French of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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