[tahy-ree-uh s, tahy-ryoos]
- a shepherd. The killing of his tame stag by Ascanius was a cause of the war between Aeneas' Trojans and the people of Latium.
Also Tyr·rhus [tahy-ruh s] /ˈtaɪ rəs/.
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Examples from the Web for tyrrheus
Messapus rules the foremost ranks, the sons of Tyrrheus the rear.The Aeneid of Virgil
There was a man in Latium named Tyrrheus, who held the office of royal herdsman.Romulus, Makers of History
Messapus led the first line, and the sons of Tyrrheus the rear; and in the midst was Turnus.
Now there was a stag, very stately, with exceeding great horns, which Tyrrheus and his children had brought up from a fawn.
And Tyrrheus, who chanced to be splitting a tall oak with wedges, led the way, having a great axe in his hand.