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[pee-lee-uh s, peel-yoos]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a king of the Myrmidons, the son of Aeacus and father of Achilles.
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Historical Examples

  • Thus spoke the son of Peleus; but the swift charioteers arose.

    The Iliad of Homer (1873)


  • Nor did Scamander remit his strength, but was the more enraged with the son of Peleus.

  • Thus he spoke; and they obeyed the swift-footed son of Peleus.

  • Their nuptials were almost as celebrated as those of Peleus and Thetis.

  • I will expound to the son of Peleus, and do you other Achaeans heed me and mark me well.

British Dictionary definitions for peleus


  1. Greek myth a king of the Myrmidons; father of Achilles
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