hecatomb hecatomb

Definition(s):

  • (n) a great sacrifice; an ancient Greek or Roman sacrifice of 100 oxen

Usage(s):

  1. The arrival of newlywed Criminologist Hatch and his bride in a sleepy Pennsylvania village precipitates a hecatomb.
  2. If Obama does a good job on those matters, as far as I am concerned he can offer a hecatomb of goats to Apollo, or dismiss the gods as the fictions of mankind, and good luck to him.
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/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /