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Heracles

[her-uh-kleez] /ˈhɛr əˌkliz/
noun
1.
Hercules (def 1).
2.
Also called Heracles Furens
[fyoo r-uh ns] /ˈfyʊər əns/ (Show IPA)
. (italics) a tragedy (420? b.c.) by Euripides.
Origin
< Greek Hēraklês, literally, having the glory of Hera, equivalent to Hḗra Hera + -klēs, akin to kléos glory, fame
Related forms
Heraclean, adjective
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  • She refused the sacrifice because it reflected glory on Heracles.
British Dictionary definitions for Heracles

Heracles

/ˈhɛrəˌkliːz/
noun
1.
the usual name (in Greek) for Hercules1
Derived Forms
Heraclean, Heraklean, adjective

Hercules1

/ˈhɜːkjʊˌliːz/
noun
1.
(classical myth) Also called Alcides. a hero noted for his great strength, courage, and for the performance of twelve immense labours
2.
a man of outstanding strength or size
Derived Forms
Herculean, Heraclean, Heraklean, adjective
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Word Origin and History for Heracles

also Herakles, alternate (more classically correct) forms of Hercules.

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