Ae·​ne·​as i-ˈnē-əs How to pronounce Aeneas (audio)
: a son of Anchises and Aphrodite, defender of Troy, and hero of Virgil's Aeneid

Word History


Latin, from Greek Aineias

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Aeneas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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