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Neoptolemus

[nee-op-tol-uh-muh s]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. the son of Achilles, who slew Priam at the fall of Troy.
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Also called Pyrrhus.
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Historical Examples of neoptolemus

  • The rival branch of the family were the children of Arymbas, the brother of Neoptolemus.

    Pyrrhus

    Jacob Abbott

  • Neoptolemus, suspecting nothing, came, and Pyrrhus slew him at the table.

    Pyrrhus

    Jacob Abbott

  • He trusts the arrows and the bow to the hand of Neoptolemus.

  • Neoptolemus, at war with himself, does not seize the occasion.

  • And when Neoptolemus refuses, he pours forth a torrent of reproach.


British Dictionary definitions for neoptolemus

Neoptolemus

noun
  1. Greek myth a son of Achilles and slayer of King Priam of TroyAlso called: Pyrrhus
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