erculeo

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin herculeus. Surface analysis: Ercole (Hercules) +‎ -eo (suffix indicating relation).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /erˈku.le.o/
  • Rhymes: -uleo
  • Hyphenation: er‧cù‧le‧o

AdjectiveEdit

erculeo (feminine erculea, masculine plural erculei, feminine plural erculee)

  1. of or pertaining to Hercules; Herculean
    Synonyms: eracleo, (rare) ercolino
  2. (by extension) having extraordinary strength or physical prowess; Herculean
    Synonyms: massiccio, possente, vigoroso, (rare) ercolino
    Antonyms: esile, fragile, gracile, mingherlino
  3. (by extension) requiring extraordinary effort or work; Herculean
    Synonyms: estenuante, sfibrante, titanico
    Antonyms: leggero, riposante

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