Hippomenes

noun
Hip·​pom·​e·​nes | \ hi-ˈpä-mə-nēz How to pronounce Hippomenes (audio) \

Definition of Hippomenes

: the successful suitor of Atalanta in Greek mythology

First Known Use of Hippomenes

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hippomenes

Latin, from Greek Hippomenēs

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“Hippomenes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hippomenes. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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