American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The goddess of youth and spring, cupbearer to the Olympian gods.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek myth, the goddess of youth and spring; the personification of eternal and exuberant youth, and, until supplanted in this office by Ganymede, the cup-bearer of Olympus, a daughter of Zeus and Hera, who gave her as wife to Hercules after his deification, as a reward of his achievements.
- n. The sixth planetoid, discovered by Henke in Driesen, Prussia, in 1847.
- n. [lowercase] In mammalogy, same as hamadryad, 4.
- n. slang, derogatory, offensive A Jew.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Class. Myth.) The goddess of youth, daughter of Jupiter and Juno. She was believed to have the power of restoring youth and beauty to those who had lost them.
- n. (Zoöl.) An African ape; the hamadryas.
- n. (Greek mythology) the goddess of youth and spring; wife of Hercules; daughter of Zeus and Hera; cupbearer to the Olympian gods
- From Ancient Greek Ἥβη (Hēbē). (Wiktionary)
“Homer would have seemed arrogantly superior to his audience if he had not called Hebe 'white-armed' or 'ox-eyed'.”
“Had she not been called Hebe or Psyche -- or Halcyone -- some Greek name?”
“Moreover, she liked a dark man, and Scudamore was fair and fresh as a rose called Hebe's Cup in June.”
“This goddess was also called Hebe, from the Greek word signifying youth.”
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“It's a good description of a man who once told "Hebe" jokes, dated shiksas (non-Jews) and turned himself into what he calls a "Jewish Uncle Tom.”
“Among Byström's numerous productions the best are his representations of the female form, such as "Hebe," "Pandora," "Juno suckling Hercules," and the "Girl entering the Bath.”
“Cadenabbia "Psyche and Cupid", a graceful composition of exquisite lines; and in 1796 the life-size "Kneeling Magdalen" (Cadenabbia) and the "Hebe" (Berlin).”
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“Mrs. Waugh readily consented to accompany her favorite, and also to try to induce "Hebe," as she called blooming Marian, to make one of their party.”
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