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Hecatomb definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HEC'ATOMB, n. [L. hecatombe; Gr. a hundred, and an ox.]
In antiquity, a sacrifice of a hundred altars, and by a hundred priests.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a great sacrifice; an ancient Greek or Roman sacrifice of 100 oxen

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin hecatombe, from Greek hekatomb?, from hekaton hundred + -b?; akin to Greek bous cow more at hundred, cow Date: circa 1592 1. an ancient Greek and Roman sacrifice of 100 oxen or cattle 2. the sacrifice or slaughter of many victims

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 (in ancient Greece or Rome) a great public sacrifice, orig. of 100 oxen. 2 any extensive sacrifice. Etymology: L hecatombe f. Gk hekatombe f. hekaton hundred + bous ox

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hecatomb Hec"a*tomb, n. [L. hecatombe, Gr. ?; ? hundred + ? ox: cf. F. h['e]catombe.] (Antiq.) A sacrifice of a hundred oxen or cattle at the same time; hence, the sacrifice or slaughter of any large number of victims. Slaughtered hecatombs around them bleed. --Addison. More than a human hecatomb. --Byron.



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