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

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 20 Mar. 2023.

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