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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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  • For if Achilles alone shall fight against the Trojans, they will not even for a little sustain the swift-footed son of Peleus.

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

    The Iliad Homer
  • Oh Myrmidons, attendants in the field On Peleus' son, now be ye men, my friends!

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

    The Iliad Homer
  • A foreign grave awaits me, far from my home and kindred, and Peleus is absolved from his vow.

    Stories from the Iliad H. L. Havell
  • Nor did Scamander remit his strength, but was the more enraged with the son of Peleus.

  • This neas, accoutred in shining brass, has advanced against the son of Peleus; and Phbus Apollo has urged him on.

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

  • Jupiter thereupon desisted from his suit, and Thetis was betrothed to Peleus, king of Thessaly.

    The Student's Mythology Catherine Ann White
  • Never was such a wedding-feast known as that of Peleus and Thetis.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
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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