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[prahy-uh m] /ˈpraɪ əm/
noun, Classical Mythology.
a king of Troy, the son of Laomedon, husband of Hecuba, and father of Paris, Cassandra, Hector, Polyxena, and many others. He was killed during the capture of Troy.
the grandson of King Priam.
Also, Priamus
[prahy-uh-muh s] /ˈpraɪ ə məs/ (Show IPA)
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(Greek myth) the last king of Troy, killed at its fall. He was father by Hecuba of Hector, Paris, and Cassandra
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Priam [(preye-uhm)]

The king of Troy and father of Hector and Paris. The Greeks killed him at the end of the Trojan War when they sacked the city.

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