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Pyrrhus

[ pir-uhs ]
/ ˈpɪr əs /
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noun
c318–272 b.c., king of Epirus c300–272.
Classical Mythology. Neoptolemus.
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British Dictionary definitions for Pyrrhus

Pyrrhus
/ (ˈpɪrəs) /

noun
319–272 bc, king of Epirus (306–272). He invaded Italy but was ultimately defeated by the Romans (275 bc)
another name for Neoptolemus

Derived forms of Pyrrhus

Pyrrhic, adjective
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