from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The god of fire and metalworking.
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- proper n. The god of fire, smithwork, metallurgy, volcanoes, and artisans, who served as blacksmith of the gods.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Gr. myth., the god of fire and the metallic arts, son of Zeus and Hera, and one of the great Olympians, identified by the Romans with their Vulcan, who became assimilated to him.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Greek mythology) the lame god of fire and metalworking in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Vulcan
From Ancient Greek Ἥφαιστος (Hēphaistos). (Wiktionary)