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Hector Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    Hector n : (Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War v : be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young" [syn: strong-arm, bully, browbeat, bullyrag, ballyrag, boss around, push around]
Hector Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Hector \Hec"tor\, n. [From the Trojan warrior Hector, the son of Priam.] A bully; a blustering, turbulent, insolent, fellow; one who vexes or provokes.
Hector Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Hector \Hec"tor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hectored; p. pr. & vb. n. Hectoring.] To treat with insolence; to threaten; to bully; hence, to torment by words; to tease; to taunt; to worry or irritate by bullying. --Dryden.
Hector Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Hector \Hec"tor\, v. i. To play the bully; to bluster; to be turbulent or insolent. --Swift.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Hector'

In Greek mythology, Hectōr (Ἕκτωρ, "holding fast". In the European Middle Ages, Hector figures as one of the Nine Worthies noted by Jacques de Longuyon, known not only for his courage but also for his noble and courtly nature. Indeed Homer places Hector as the very noblest of all the heroes in the Iliad: he is both peace-loving and brave, thoughtful as well as bold, a good son, husband and father, and totally without darker motives. When the Trojans are disputing whether the omens are favourable, he retorts:

One omen is best: defending the fatherland.

According to the Iliad, Hector did not approve of war between the Greeks and the Trojans.

For nine years the Achaeans besieged Troy and their allies in the east. Hector commanded the Trojan army, with a number of subordinates including Polydamas, and his brothers Deiphobus, Helenus and Paris. However, by all accounts Hector was the best warrior the Trojans and all their allies could field, and his fighting prowess was admired by Greeks and his own people alike.

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Meaning of the Name 'Hector'

  • Meaning: Steadfast
  • Origin: Greek
  • Gender: Male

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* At last is Hector stretch'd upon the plain,Who fear'd no vengeance for Patroclus slainThen, Prince You should have fear'd, what now you feelAchilles absent was Achilles stillYet a short space the great avenger stayed,Then low in dust thy strength and glory laid. - Homer

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