Patroclus

noun
Pa·tro·clus | \pə-ˈtrō-kləs, -ˈträ- \

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Patroclus

Dictionary Entries near Patroclus

patrix

patrizate

patrocinate

Patroclus

patrol

patrol car

patrol judge

Statistics for Patroclus

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Patroclus

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

See more words from the same century

Comments on Patroclus

What made you want to look up Patroclus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

evasion of direct action or statement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!