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[troi-luh s, troh-uh-]
noun Classical and Medieval Legend.
  1. a warrior son of Priam, mentioned by Homer and Vergil and later represented as the lover of Cressida.
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Examples from the Web for troilus

Historical Examples

  • "Troilus and Cressida" has always been regarded as a sort of enigma.

    The Man Shakespeare

    Frank Harris

  • But this was while conning, in cold weather, the classic tale of Troilus and Cressid.

    The Balladists

    John Geddie

  • She is not yet, like Troilus, love's prisoner; Chaucer does not proceed so fast.

  • It discusses all the known representations of the Death of Troilus.

  • Hector, brother to Troilus, challenges a Greek champion to single combat.

    William Shakespeare

    John Masefield

British Dictionary definitions for troilus


  1. Greek myth the youngest son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba, slain at Troy. In medieval romance he is portrayed as the lover of Cressida
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