Patroclus

noun
Pa·​tro·​clus | \ pə-ˈtrō-kləs How to pronounce Patroclus (audio) , -ˈträ- How to pronounce Patroclus (audio) \

Definition of Patroclus

: a Greek hero and friend of Achilles slain by Hector at Troy

First Known Use of Patroclus

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Patroclus

Latin, from Greek Patroklos

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“Patroclus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Patroclus. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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