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Hecatomb vs. Holocaust — What's the Difference?

Hecatomb vs. Holocaust — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Hecatomb and Holocaust

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Hecatomb

In ancient Greece, a hecatomb (UK: ; US: ; Ancient Greek: ἑκατόμβη hekatómbē) was a sacrifice of 100 cattle (hekaton = one hundred, bous = bull) to the Greek gods. In practice, as few as 12 could make up a hecatomb.Although originally the sacrifice of a hundred oxen in the religious ceremonies of the Greeks and Romans; later "hecatomb" came to describe a large number of any kind of animals devoted for sacrifice.
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Holocaust

Great destruction resulting in the extensive loss of life, especially by fire.
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Hecatomb

A large-scale sacrifice or slaughter.
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Holocaust

Holocaust The genocide of European Jews and other groups by the Nazis during World War II
“Israel emerged from the Holocaust and is defined in relation to that catastrophe” (Emanuel Litvinoff).
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Hecatomb

A sacrifice to the ancient Greek or Roman gods consisting originally of 100 oxen or cattle.
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Holocaust

A massive slaughter
“an important document in the so-far sketchy annals of the Cambodian holocaust” (Rod Nordland).
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Hecatomb

A great feast and public sacrifice to the gods, originally of a hundred oxen.
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Holocaust

A sacrificial offering that is consumed entirely by flames.
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Hecatomb

(by extension) Any great sacrifice; a great number of people, animals or things, especially as sacrificed or destroyed; a large amount.
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Holocaust

(religion) An offering or sacrifice to a deity that is completely burned to ashes.
Burnt offering
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Hecatomb

A sacrifice of a hundred oxen or cattle at the same time; hence, the sacrifice or slaughter of any large number of victims.
Slaughtered hecatombs around them bleed.
More than a human hecatomb.
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Holocaust

(by extension)
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Hecatomb

A great sacrifice; an ancient Greek or Roman sacrifice of 100 oxen
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Holocaust

A complete or large offering or sacrifice.
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Holocaust

Complete destruction by fire; also, the thing so destroyed.
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Holocaust

(figuratively)
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Holocaust

To sacrifice (chiefly an animal) to be completely burned.
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Holocaust

To destroy (something) completely, especially by fire.
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Holocaust

To subject (a group of people) to a holocaust (mass annihilation); to destroy en masse.
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Holocaust

A burnt sacrifice; an offering, the whole of which was consumed by fire, among the Jews and some pagan nations.
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Holocaust

Sacrifice or loss of many lives, as by the burning of a theater or a ship.
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Holocaust

The mass killing of millions of Jews by the Nazis during the period from 1933 to 1945 in Germany and German-occupied lands; usually referred to as The Holocaust. In Hebrew, the same event is referred to by the word Shoah.
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Holocaust

An act of great destruction and loss of life
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Holocaust

The Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler
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