from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The daughter of Zeus and Leda and wife of Menelaus, considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world. Her abduction by Paris caused the Trojan War.
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- proper n. Helen of Troy, a famous beauty in classical Greek legend.
- proper n. A female given name.
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- n. (Greek mythology) the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda who was abducted by Paris; the Greek army sailed to Troy to get her back which resulted in the Trojan War
Greek Helenē.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Ἑλένη (Helenē), possibly connected with ἥλιος (hēlios, "sun"). (Wiktionary)