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Postby eberntson » Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:50 am

hectoring: bugging, bothering someone to do something

This would make a fantastic work, you can tie it in all the way back to the Iliad. How could you resist... you should really do this... come on... Do you feel I'm hectoring you just a little to much? We'll "just do it"... :-)
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Postby Brazilian dude » Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:01 pm

Was this posted by Hector Inspector?

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Postby Apoclima » Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:55 pm

1387, "a valiant warrior," 1660 as slang for "a blustering, turbulent, pervicacious, noisy fellow" [Johnson], both in allusion to the provocative character of Hektor, Trojan hero, oldest son of Priam and Hecuba, in the "Iliad." It represents Gk. hektor, lit. "holder, stayer;" an agent noun from ekhein "to have, hold, possess." As a proper name, rare in England but used in Scotland to render Gael. Eachdonn.


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