[ee-nee-uh s, -nyoos]
- a king of Calydon believed to have been the first man to cultivate grapes.
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Examples from the Web for oeneus
The third was the knight Oeneus, my father's father, and he was the most valiant of them all.
The author of the "Thebais" says that when Olenus had been stormed, Oeneus received her as a prize.Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica
Homer and Hesiod
"Perhaps you would rather stay with the queen, and look at the women spin and weave," said OEneus.Old Greek Stories
For Diana of the golden throne was angry and did them hurt because Oeneus had not offered her his harvest first-fruits.
The old warrior Oeneus implored him, standing at the threshold of his room and beating the doors in supplication.