Philoctetes

[ fil-uhk-tee-teez ]

noun
  1. Classical Mythology. a noted archer and squire of Hercules. Bitten by a snake and abandoned on an island because of his festering wound, he was at length brought by the Greeks to Troy, where he recovered and later killed Paris.

  2. (italics) a tragedy (408? b.c.) by Sophocles.

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Philoctetes

/ (ˌfɪlɒkˈtiːtiːz, fɪˈlɒktɪˌtiːz) /


noun
  1. Greek myth a hero of the Trojan War, in which he killed Paris with the bow and poisoned arrows given to him by Hercules

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