- 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.
Also Pri·a·mus [prahy-uh-muh s] /ˈpraɪ ə məs/.
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Examples from the Web for priam
Priam the King humbles himself by risking everything, coming in by himself under cover of night.Denis O’Hare Talks About One-Man Show “An Iliad”
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Alas, Troy thought so once; yet the land of Priam lives only in song.
But Achilles was amazed at the sight of Priam, and amazed were the rest, and they looked at each other.The Legacy of Greece
For from thence all Ida was visible, and the city of Priam was visible, and the ships of the Greeks.
For the steeds are tired to me assembling the host, evils to Priam and to his sons.
So should the city of Priam quickly fall, captured and destroyed by our hands.
- 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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