Hecuba

noun
Hec·​u·​ba | \ ˈhe-kyə-bə How to pronounce Hecuba (audio) \

Definition of Hecuba

: the wife of Priam in Homer's Iliad

First Known Use of Hecuba

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hecuba

Latin, from Greek Hekabē

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“Hecuba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hecuba. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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