Definition of heroon in English:

heroon

(also heroum, heroön, hêrôon)

noun

Ancient Greek History
  • Originally: a temple or sanctuary dedicated to a hero, often containing or marking the hero's (supposed) tomb. Later also: a sepulchral monument in the form of a small temple.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. Originally from (i) Middle French heroüm.

Pronunciation

heroon

/hɪəˈrəʊɒn/