from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek & Roman Mythology Variants of Hercules.
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- proper n. : Son of Zeus and Alcmene, a celebrated hero who possessed exceptional strength. Most famous for his 12 labors performed to redeem himself after killing his family.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Hercules.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
From Ancient Greek Ἡρακλῆς (Heraklēs), apparently from Ἥρα (Hēra, "Hera") + κλέος (kleos, "glory"). (Wiktionary)