He·​phaes·​tus hi-ˈfe-stəs How to pronounce Hephaestus (audio)
: the Greek god of fire and metalworking compare vulcan

Word History


Latin, from Greek Hēphaistos

First Known Use

1678, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hephaestus was in 1678

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Cite this Entry

“Hephaestus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hephaestus. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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