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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The goddess of youth and spring, cupbearer to the Olympian gods.

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  • n. A Jew.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The goddess of youth, daughter of Jupiter and Juno. She was believed to have the power of restoring youth and beauty to those who had lost them.
  • n. An African ape; the hamadryas.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek myth, the goddess of youth and spring; the personification of eternal and exuberant youth, and, until supplanted in this office by Ganymede, the cup-bearer of Olympus, a daughter of Zeus and Hera, who gave her as wife to Hercules after his deification, as a reward of his achievements.
  • n. The sixth planetoid, discovered by Henke in Driesen, Prussia, in 1847.
  • n. [lowercase] In mammalogy, same as hamadryad, 4.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Greek mythology) the goddess of youth and spring; wife of Hercules; daughter of Zeus and Hera; cupbearer to the Olympian gods

Etymologies

Hebrew (Wiktionary)
From Ancient Greek Ἥβη (Hēbē). (Wiktionary)

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