The hunter turns faint, sick, as he contemplates this hecatomb of corpses.
He escorted Chryseis on board and sent moreover a hecatomb for the god.
For they sell a small pot of fish for as much as a hecatomb of sheep and all the accessories of sacrifice.
They would first make a hecatomb of their hated foes, and then fall upon it.
We have already noted the fable that his enthusiasm over this discovery led him to sacrifice a hecatomb.
Make a hecatomb of the present Hamleys all at once, while you are about it.
He then vowed a hecatomb and sacred games in honour of the god, and ordered his officers to arrange the men in line of battle.
Pile up, high as heaven, your hecatomb of victims, offered to the God of love.
The hecatomb of the weak is enormous, but that matters little so long as the victors' reward be effectual and certain.
Yearly will Charless Bath claim its hecatomb; I know not why.
1590s, from Greek hekatombe "offering of 100 oxen," but generally "a great public sacrifice," from hekaton "one hundred" (perhaps from hen, neuter of eis "one" + *katon "hundred") + bous "ox." The first month of the Attic calendar (corresponding to July-August) was Hekatombaion, in which sacrifices were made.