Hercules

noun
Her·​cu·​les | \ ˈhər-kyə-ˌlēz How to pronounce Hercules (audio) \

Definition of Hercules

1 : a mythical Greek hero renowned for his great strength and especially for performing 12 labors imposed on him by Hera
2 [Latin (genitive Herculis)] : a northern constellation between Corona Borealis and Lyra

First Known Use of Hercules

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Hercules

Latin, from Greek Hēraklēs

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“Hercules.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hercules. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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