[ mel-ee-ey-jer ]
/ ˌmɛl iˈeɪ dʒər /
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flourished 1st century b.c., Greek epigrammatist.
Classical Mythology. the heroic son of Althaea, an Argonaut, and the slayer of the Calydonian boar.Compare Calydonian hunt.
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Also Mel·e·ag·ros [mel-ee-ag-ros]. /ˌmɛl iˈæg rɒs/.
Words nearby Meleager
Melchite, Melchizedek, meld, melder, Meldrew, Meleager, Meleagrides, melee, melena, M.El.Eng., Melete
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How to use Meleager in a sentence
To-day, Jose Bonifacio gave me a translation from Meleager, which seems to me very beautiful.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
The other, who was beloved by Meleager, and hunted the Calydonian boar, is the one mentioned in the Kn.
Parthonopee, Parthenopus, son of Meleager and Atalanta; another of the seven chiefs.
There is considerable affinity, in this phase of the superstition, to the classic solar myth which records the doom of Meleager.
In later years, Meleager slew a brother of Althæa, which so exasperated the mother that she laid her curse upon her son.
British Dictionary definitions for Meleager
/ (ˌmɛlɪˈeɪɡə) /
Greek myth one of the Argonauts, slayer of the Calydonian boar
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