Men·​e·​la·​us ˌme-nə-ˈlā-əs How to pronounce Menelaus (audio)
: a king of Sparta, brother of Agamemnon, and husband of the abducted Helen of Troy

Examples of Menelaus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was supposedly waged by illustrious figures including Priam, Hector, and Paris on the Trojan side, and Menelaus, Agamemnon, Achilles and Odysseus on the other. Nick Hilden, CNN, 10 May 2023

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Word History


Latin, from Greek Menelaos

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Menelaus was in the 13th century

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“Menelaus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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