Pa·​tro·​clus pə-ˈtrō-kləs How to pronounce Patroclus (audio) -ˈträ- How to pronounce Patroclus (audio)
: a Greek hero and friend of Achilles slain by Hector at Troy

Word History


Latin, from Greek Patroklos

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Patroclus was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Patroclus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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