Menelaus

noun
Men·​e·​la·​us | \ ˌme-nə-ˈlā-əs How to pronounce Menelaus (audio) \

Definition of Menelaus

: a king of Sparta, brother of Agamemnon, and husband of the abducted Helen of Troy

First Known Use of Menelaus

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Menelaus

Latin, from Greek Menelaos

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“Menelaus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Menelaus. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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