Heracleopolitan

adjective
Her·​a·​cle·​o·​pol·​i·​tan | \¦herəˌklēə¦pälətᵊn\
variants: or Heracleopolite \ˌ⸗⸗klē¦äpəˌlīt \

Definition of Heracleopolitan 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the ancient city of Heracleopolis in northern Egypt often used of the kings of the IXth and Xth dynasties in Egypt

Heracleopolitan

noun
\"\
plural -s

Definition of Heracleopolitan (Entry 2 of 2)

: a native or inhabitant of the ancient Egyptian city of Heracleopolis

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Heracleopolitan

Adjective

Heracleopolit-, Heracleopolis, ancient city of Egypt + English -an or -ite

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Heracleopolitan

Share Heracleopolitan

Statistics for Heracleopolitan

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Heracleopolitan

What made you want to look up Heracleopolitan? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a soft lustrous wool fabric with mohair

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!