[hek-uh-tee; in Shakespeare hek-it] /ˈhɛk ə ti; in Shakespeare ˈhɛk ɪt/
noun, Classical Mythology.
a goddess of the earth and Hades, associated with sorcery, hounds, and crossroads.
(Greek myth) a goddess of the underworld
early 15c., Greek deity, daughter of Perseus and Asteria (said to be originally Thracian), later identified as an aspect of Artemis, fem. of hekatos “far-shooting.” Associated since Shakespeare (“I Henry VI,” III.ii.64) with witches and sorcery.
hecateromeric hec·a·ter·o·mer·ic (hěk’ə-těr’ō-měr’ĭk) or hec·a·to·mer·ic (hěk’ə-tō-měr’ĭk) or hec·a·tom·er·al (hěk’ə-tŏm’ər-əl) adj. Having an axon that divides and gives off processes to both sides of the spinal cord. Used of a spinal neuron.
[hek-it] /ˈhɛk ɪt/ noun 1. a strait in central British Columbia, Canada, between the mainland and the Queen Charlotte Islands. 160 miles (257 km) long and 40–80 miles (64–129 km) wide.
[hek-uh-tohm, -toom] /ˈhɛk əˌtoʊm, -ˌtum/ noun 1. (in ancient Greece and Rome) a public sacrifice of 100 oxen to the gods. 2. any great slaughter: the hecatombs of modern wars. /ˈhɛkəˌtəʊm; -ˌtuːm/ noun 1. (in ancient Greece or Rome) any great public sacrifice and feast, originally one in which 100 oxen were sacrificed 2. a […]
[Sephardic Hebrew hekh-sher; Ashkenazic Hebrew hekh-shuh r; English hek-sher] /Sephardic Hebrew hɛxˈʃɛr; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈhɛx ʃər; English ˈhɛk ʃər/ noun, plural hechsherim [Sephardic Hebrew hekh-she-reem; Ashkenazic Hebrew hekh-shey-rim] /Sephardic Hebrew hɛx ʃɛˈrim; Ashkenazic Hebrew hɛxˈʃeɪ rɪm/ (Show IPA). English, hechshers. Hebrew. 1. rabbinical approval of meats and other foods that comply with the ritual requirements […]