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or Mel·a·nip·pos

[mel-uh-nip-uh s]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a Theban who killed Tydeus in the battle of the Seven against Thebes and who was, in turn, slain by Amphiaraus.
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Historical Examples

  • He led on as he spoke, and the hero Melanippus followed after.

    The Iliad


  • And from the sown heroes whom Mars spared is Melanippus sprung a scion, and he is thoroughly a native.

  • Justice is styled the near relation of Melanippus, because he was αἰσχρῶν ἀργὸς, v. 406.

  • Then he transferred to Melanippus the festivals and the sacrifices formerly paid to the honor of Adrastus.