Etymology
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Hebe (1)

c. 1600, Greek goddess of youth, daughter of Zeus and Hera, wife of Hercules, from Greek hēbē "youth, youthful prime, strength of youth" (legally, "the time before manhood," in Athens 16, in Sparta 18), from PIE *yeg-wa- "power, youth, strength."

Hebe (2)

derogatory word for "a Jew," 1921, shortened from Hebrew (n.).

updated on October 29, 2018

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