[ prahy-uhm ]
/ ˈpraɪ əm /
noun Classical Mythology.
a king of Troy, the son of Laomedon, husband of Hecuba, and father of Paris, Cassandra, Hector, Polyxena, and many others. He was killed during the capture of Troy.
the grandson of King Priam.
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Also Pri·a·mus [prahy-uh-muhs]. /ˈpraɪ ə məs/.
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How to use Priam in a sentence
Sinon, a Greek, brought before Priam, feigns righteous indignation against Greece.
At Priam's palace a last stand is made, but Pyrrhus forces the great gates, and the defenders are massacred (442-603).
British Dictionary definitions for Priam
Greek myth the last king of Troy, killed at its fall. He was father by Hecuba of Hector, Paris, and Cassandra
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Cultural definitions for Priam
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