heroic etymology

English word heroic comes from English hero, English -ic

Detailed word origin of heroic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
hero English (eng) (US) A large sandwich made from meats and cheeses; a hero sandwich.. (food styling, chiefly, attributive) The product chosen from several candidates to be photographed.. (poker) The current player, especially an hypothetical player for example and didactic purposes. Compare: . Not to be confused with .. A role model.. Somebody who possesses great bravery and carries out extraordinary deeds.. [...]
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
heroic English (eng) Courageous; displaying heroism.. Of or relating to a hero or heroine; supremely noble.

Words with the same origin as heroic

Descendants of -ic
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