See also: heros

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

14th century, borrowed from Latin hērōs, from Ancient Greek ἥρως (hḗrōs). The aspiration is secondary and originated in the desire to avoid that les héros sound like les zéros. The related words remain unaspirated.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

héros m (plural héros, feminine héroïne)

  1. hero
    le héros de notre tempsthe hero of our time
    mourir en hérosto die a hero's death, to die a hero

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