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Definition of Hero


  1. An illustrious man, supposed to be exalted, after death, to a place among the gods; a demigod, as Hercules.
  2. A man of distinguished valor or enterprise in danger, or fortitude in suffering; a prominent or central personage in any remarkable action or event; hence, a great or illustrious person.
  3. The principal personage in a poem, story, and the like, or the person who has the principal share in the transactions related; as Achilles in the Iliad, Ulysses in the Odyssey, and Aeneas in the Aeneid.
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Hero Translations

hero in Afrikaans is held
hero in Dutch is heros, held
hero in Finnish is sankari
hero in German is Held
hero in Italian is eroe
hero in Latin is vir
hero in Norwegian is helt