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Helen

[ hel-uhn ]
/ ˈhɛl ən /
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noun

Also called Helen of Troy .Classical Mythology. the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda and wife of Menelaus whose abduction by Paris was the cause of the Trojan War.
a female given name.

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Origin of Helen

<French Hélène<Latin Helena<Greek Helénē, of obscure origin, probably the name of a pre-Greek vegetation goddess; often linked by folk etymology with helénē, helánē torch, St. Elmo's fire, an unrelated word
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Helen
/ (ˈhɛlɪn) /

noun

Greek myth the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda, whose abduction by Paris from her husband Menelaus caused the Trojan War
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