Aeneas

noun
Ae·​ne·​as | \ i-ˈnē-əs How to pronounce Aeneas (audio) \

Definition of Aeneas

: a son of Anchises and Aphrodite, defender of Troy, and hero of Virgil's Aeneid

First Known Use of Aeneas

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aeneas

Latin, from Greek Aineias

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Aeneas

Time Traveler for Aeneas

Time Traveler

The first known use of Aeneas was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for Aeneas

Cite this Entry

“Aeneas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aeneas. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Comments on Aeneas

What made you want to look up Aeneas? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Who Knew?

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!