An·​chi·​ses an-ˈkī-(ˌ)sēz How to pronounce Anchises (audio)
: the father of Aeneas rescued by his son from the burning city of Troy

Word History


Latin, from Greek Anchisēs

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Anchises.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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