Patroclus

[ puh-troh-kluhs ]
/ pəˈtroʊ kləs /

noun

Classical Mythology. a friend of Achilles, who was slain by Hector at Troy.

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Patroclus
/ (pəˈtrɒkləs) /

noun

Greek myth a friend of Achilles, killed in the Trojan War by Hector. His death made Achilles return to the fight after his quarrel with Agamemnon
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