Astyanax

noun
As·​ty·​a·​nax | \ ə-ˈstī-ə-ˌnaks How to pronounce Astyanax (audio) \

Definition of Astyanax

: a son of Hector and Andromache hurled by the Greeks from the walls of Troy

First Known Use of Astyanax

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Astyanax

Greek

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