Pan·​da·​rus ˈpan-də-rəs How to pronounce Pandarus (audio)
: a Lycian archer in the Trojan War who in medieval legend procures Cressida for Troilus

Word History


Latin, from Greek Pandaros

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pandarus was in the 14th century

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“Pandarus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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