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[tahy-ree-uh s, tahy-ryoos] /ˈtaɪ ri əs, ˈtaɪ ryus/
noun, Roman Legend.
a shepherd. The killing of his tame stag by Ascanius was a cause of the war between Aeneas' Trojans and the people of Latium.
Also, Tyrrhus
[tahy-ruh s] /ˈtaɪ rəs/ (Show IPA)
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  • Messapus rules the foremost ranks, the sons of Tyrrheus the rear.

  • There was a man in Latium named Tyrrheus, who held the office of royal herdsman.

  • Messapus led the first line, and the sons of Tyrrheus the rear; and in the midst was Turnus.

    Stories from Virgil Alfred J. Church
  • Now there was a stag, very stately, with exceeding great horns, which Tyrrheus and his children had brought up from a fawn.

    Stories from Virgil Alfred J. Church
  • And Tyrrheus, who chanced to be splitting a tall oak with wedges, led the way, having a great axe in his hand.

    Stories from Virgil Alfred J. Church

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