: a Greek goddess associated especially with the underworld, night, and witchcraft

Word History


Latin, from Greek Hekatē

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hecate was in 1567

Dictionary Entries Near Hecate

Cite this Entry

“Hecate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hecate. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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