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  1. Classical Mythology. the wife of Hector and mother of Astyanax.
  2. (italics) a tragedy (c419 b.c.) by Euripides.
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Examples from the Web for andromache

Historical Examples of andromache

  • Compare the story of Hector and Andromache with some famous passage from any of these writers.

    The Legacy of Greece


  • Andromache may weep: but her spouse is beyond the reach of physic.

  • Helen returns to her home in triumph, while 33 Andromache is left desolate.

    The Bridge of the Gods

    Frederic Homer Balch

  • Who was it but old Priam, to whom Andromache used to lead little Astyanax?

    The Face of the Fields

    Dallas Lore Sharp

  • We can see the jewels that may have adorned Helen or Andromache.

British Dictionary definitions for andromache


  1. Greek myth the wife of Hector
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Word Origin and History for andromache


wife of Hector, Latin Andromache, from Greek Andromakhe, perhaps literally "whose husband excells in fighting," fem. of andromakhos "fighting with men;" see anthropo- + -machy.

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