noun Classical Mythology.
a Lycian prince, son of Zeus, killed by Patroclus in the Trojan War.
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Examples from the Web for sarpedon
Historical Examples of sarpedon
Sarpedon lies low, the man who first broke through 536 the wall of the Greeks.
Glaucus was overcome with grief when he heard what Sarpedon said, for he could not help him.
Did not Sarpedon fall, and didst thou not leave him to be a prey to the dogs?
But of the allies Sarpedon was the leader, and with him were Glaucus and Asteropus.
But at the last Zeus stirred up the heart of his own son, Sarpedon.
British Dictionary definitions for sarpedon
Greek myth a son of Zeus and Laodameia, or perhaps Europa, and king of Lycia. He was slain by Patroclus while fighting on behalf of the Trojans
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