Helen of Troy

noun phrase
\ ˌhe-lən-əv-ˈtrȯi How to pronounce Helen of Troy (audio) \

Definition of Helen of Troy

: the wife of Menelaus whose abduction by Paris brings about the Trojan War

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1510, in the meaning defined above

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