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[ee-nee-uh s, -nyoos] /ˈi ni əs, -nyus/
noun, Classical Mythology.
a king of Calydon believed to have been the first man to cultivate grapes. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The third was the knight Oeneus, my father's father, and he was the most valiant of them all.

    The Iliad Homer
  • The author of the "Thebais" says that when Olenus had been stormed, Oeneus received her as a prize.

  • "Perhaps you would rather stay with the queen, and look at the women spin and weave," said Oeneus.

    Old Greek Stories James Baldwin
  • For Diana of the golden throne was angry and did them hurt because Oeneus had not offered her his harvest first-fruits.

    The Iliad Homer
  • The old warrior Oeneus implored him, standing at the threshold of his room and beating the doors in supplication.

    The Iliad Homer
  • Deianira (Deiani′ra), daughter of Oeneus, was wife of Hercules.

  • Oeneus remained in his own country, but my father (as Jove and the other gods ordained it) migrated to Argos.

    The Iliad Homer

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