Hec·​u·​ba ˈhe-kyə-bə How to pronounce Hecuba (audio)
: the wife of Priam in Homer's Iliad

Word History


Latin, from Greek Hekabē

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hecuba was in the 14th century

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“Hecuba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hecuba. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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