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[pee-lee-uh s, peel-yoos] /ˈpi li əs, ˈpil yus/
noun, Classical Mythology.
a king of the Myrmidons, the son of Aeacus and father of Achilles. Unabridged
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  • Thus spoke the son of Peleus; but the swift charioteers arose.

  • Nor did Scamander remit his strength, but was the more enraged with the son of Peleus.

  • Thus he spoke; and they obeyed the swift-footed son of Peleus.

  • Their nuptials were almost as celebrated as those of Peleus and Thetis.

  • I will expound to the son of Peleus, and do you other Achaeans heed me and mark me well.

    The Iliad Homer
  • The son of Peleus then drew his sword and sprang furiously upon him.

    The Iliad Homer
  • Thus he spoke and they obeyed the word of the son of Peleus.

    The Iliad Homer
  • Your father Peleus bade me go with you when he sent you as a mere lad from Phthia to Agamemnon.

    The Iliad Homer
  • Never was such a wedding-feast known as that of Peleus and Thetis.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • When she had gone, Peleus put forth his hand and took the apple.

    Children of the Dawn Elsie Finnimore Buckley
British Dictionary definitions for Peleus


/ˈpɛlɪəs; ˈpiːlɪəs/
(Greek myth) a king of the Myrmidons; father of Achilles
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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