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Hector

[hek-ter] /ˈhɛk tər/
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. the eldest son of Priam and husband of Andromache: the greatest Trojan hero in the Trojan War, killed by Achilles.
2.
(lowercase) a blustering, domineering person; a bully.
3.
a male given name.
verb (used with object)
4.
(lowercase) to treat with insolence; bully; torment:
The teacher hectored his students incessantly.
verb (used without object)
5.
(lowercase) to act in a blustering, domineering way; be a bully.
Origin
< Latin < Greek Héktōr, special use of adj. héktōr holding fast
Synonyms
4. torture, persecute; badger, harass.
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British Dictionary definitions for hectored

hector

/ˈhɛktə/
verb
1.
to bully or torment
noun
2.
a blustering bully
Word Origin
C17: after Hector (the son of Priam), in the sense: a bully

Hector

/ˈhɛktə/
noun
1.
(classical myth) a son of King Priam of Troy, who was killed by Achilles
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Word Origin and History for hectored
hector
late 14c., "a valiant warrior," 1650s as slang for "a blustering, turbulent, pervicacious, noisy fellow" [Johnson], both in allusion to the provocative character of Hektor, Trojan hero, oldest son of Priam and Hecuba, in the "Iliad." It represents Gk. hektor, lit. "holder, stayer;" an agent noun from ekhein "to have, hold, possess." As a proper name, rare in England but used in Scotland to render Gael. Eachdonn.
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Hector definition


In classical mythology, a prince of Troy and the bravest of the Trojan warriors. At the end of the Trojan War, Achilles killed Hector and then dragged his body behind a chariot around the walls of Troy.

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