See also: Hécate and Hècate


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Via Latin Hecatē from Ancient Greek Ἑκάτη (Hekátē), possibly the feminine equivalent of Ἑκατός (Hekatós) or ἑκάεργος (hekáergos), an obscure epithet of Apollo, variously interpreted as "one who works/operates from afar", "one who drives off",[1] "the far reaching one" or "the far-darter".[2]

Alternatively, some suggest that the name derives from the Ancient Greek word for "will".[3]


Proper nounEdit


  1. The powerful goddess, in Greek mythology, of magic, crossroads, fire, light, the moon, and the underworld. Her Roman counterpart is Trivia.
  2. (astronomy) 100 Hekate, a main belt asteroid.

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  1. ^ Charles Anthon, A Classical Dictionary (Harper & Brothers, 1869)
  2. ^ P. E. Wheelwright, Metaphor and Reality (1975, →ISBN
  3. ^ Jenny Strauss Clay, in Hesiod's Cosmos (Cambridge University Press, 2003, →ISBN, lists a number of researchers who associate Hecate's name and "will", e.g. Walcot (1958), Neitzel (1975), and Derossi (1975); she identifies "the name and function of Hecate as the one 'by whose will' prayers are accomplished and fulfilled". This interpretation also appears in Liddell and Scott's A Greek English Lexicon.
  4. ^ Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. Via“Hecate” in the Collins English Dictionary
  5. ^ Hecate” in the Collins English Dictionary



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From Ancient Greek Ἑκᾰ́τη (Hekátē).


Proper nounEdit

Hecatē f sg (genitive Hecatēs); first declension

  1. (Greek mythology) Hecate; daughter of the Titan Perses and Titaness Asteria (sister of Latona); the presider over enchantments, conjurations; a goddess of magic, the night moon, the underworld, and of the haunted crossroad; variously conflated with Roman deities Diana Trivia (crossroads), Luna (moonlight), and Proserpina (Hades)


First-declension noun (Greek-type), singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Hecatē
Genitive Hecatēs
Dative Hecatae
Accusative Hecatēn
Ablative Hecatē
Vocative Hecatē

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Further readingEdit

  • Hecate in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Hecate in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, page 738
  • Hecate in Georges, Karl Ernst; Georges (1913–1918) Ausführliches lateinisch-deutsches Handwörterbuch, Hahnsche Buchhandlung, page 3022
  • Hecate in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers