Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek & Roman Mythology The Trojan hero of Virgil's epic poem, the Aeneid, and son of Anchises and Aphrodite. He escaped the sack of Troy and wandered for seven years before settling in Italy.

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  • proper n. A Trojan hero and the legendary ancestor of Romans.
  • proper n. A male given name.

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  • n. a mythical Greek warrior who was a leader on the Trojan side of the Trojan War; hero of the Aeneid

Etymologies

From Latin Aeneas, from Ancient Greek Αἰνείας (Aineias). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Aeneas is having love troubles, which is bleeding attitude into EVERYTHING, while even as I type, Telemachus has some friends over for his 16th birthday party and they're trying to decide whether to watch movies or run around outside with flashlights and toy guns (he gets his definition of maturity from me ... and so far, it's not a bad thing).

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  • Aeneas is a bright kid, but last year he would have rather been "cool" like some of the slackers in his class.

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  • Aeneas is upset, Cassandra's in tears and Telemachus is denying responsibility.

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  • Aeneas is thrilled by the sudden sight and, knowing not, asks the cause -- what is that river yonder, and who are the men thronging the banks in such a host?

    Selections from the _Aeneid_

  • The shield of Aeneas is therefore, in fact, an interpolation, intended solely to flatter the pride of the

    Ekphrasis and the Other

  • But if I ask with what letters the name Aeneas is written, all who have ever learned this will answer correctly, in accordance with the conventional understanding men have agreed upon as to these signs.

    Confessions and Enchiridion, newly translated and edited by Albert C. Outler

  • 213 The name Aeneas is here connected with the epithet AIEOS (awful): similarly the name

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • ‘The Romans had a hero whom they spoke of as Aeneas, we call him that too, but for the French he has become Enee; are the French any worse off than we on that account?

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas 'wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the poem's second half tells of the Trojans' ultimately victorious war upon the Latins, under whose name Aeneas and his Trojan followers are destined to be subsumed.

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  • -- DBK.] [Footnote 2526: 'Cattle-earning', because an accepted suitor paid for his bride in cattle.] [Footnote 2527: The name Aeneas is here connected with the epithet AIEOS

    Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

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