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noun (1)

often capitalized
disparaging + offensive
: jew


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noun (2)

He·​be ˈhē-bē How to pronounce Hebe (audio)
: the Greek goddess of youth and a cupbearer to the gods

Examples of hebe in a Sentence

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On top of that, Percy and his friends run into Greek gods with specific domains over aging and time — such as Hebe, the goddess of youth. Christian Holub, EW.com, 2 Oct. 2023 Real name: Hebe, the goddess of youth and daughter of Zeus and Hera. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 9 June 2023

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Word History


Noun (1)

short for Hebrew

Noun (2)

Latin, from Greek Hēbē

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1926, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1561, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hebe was in 1561

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“Hebe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hebe. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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