Aeacus

noun
Ae·​a·​cus | \ ˈē-ə-kəs How to pronounce Aeacus (audio) \

Definition of Aeacus

: a son of Zeus who is given the Myrmidons as followers and becomes on his death a judge of the underworld

First Known Use of Aeacus

circa 1572, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aeacus

Latin, from Greek Aiakos

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