NerdFury - Big Daddy (nerdfury) wrote in 1word1day,
NerdFury - Big Daddy

Apologies for the late wordiness - my intarweb has been down until just now. Better late than dead, I say.

Hecatomb [hek'a-toam]

A large sacrifice or slaughter; the killing of one hundred animals or people.

Hecatomb, like decimate (deci - ten), is a word for killing involving the number to be killed, but has now come to mean a more general slaughter of many people.

From Greek hekatombe, from hekaton 'one hundred' and bous 'ox'

Right now, at 7am, I would honestly offer a hecatomb or two for my coffee to be ready sooner rather than later!

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Tags: greek, h, noun, wordsmith: nerdfury

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