[ ee-nee-uhs, -nyoos ]

nounClassical Mythology.
  1. a king of Calydon believed to have been the first man to cultivate grapes.

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How to use Oeneus in a sentence

  • Oeneus remained in his own country, but my father (as Jove and the other gods ordained it) migrated to Argos.

    The Iliad | Homer
  • "We must have forgotten somebody when we gave thanks last year," said King Oeneus.

    Old Greek Stories | James Baldwin
  • Deianira (Deiani′ra), daughter of Oeneus, was wife of Hercules.

  • For nine days the heroes and huntsmen feasted in the halls of King Oeneus, and early on the tenth they set out for the forest.

    Old Greek Stories | James Baldwin
  • "Perhaps you would rather stay with the queen, and look at the women spin and weave," said Oeneus.

    Old Greek Stories | James Baldwin