Word Origin & History

invented word from "Captain Marvel" comics, 1940.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
Solomon—wisdom of, Hercules—strength of, Atlas—stamina of, Zeus—power of, Achilles—great courage of, Mercury—speed of [from original Cap'n Marvel]
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