from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A priestess of Aphrodite beloved by Leander.
- Hero 2 First century A.D. Alexandrian scientist who invented many water-driven and steam-driven machines and devised a formula for determining the area of a triangle.
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- proper n. Any of a number of legendary men and women, including the priestess loved by Leander.
- proper n. A female given name of English-speakers.
From Ancient Greek Ἡρώ (Hērō). (Wiktionary)