: a son of Aeacus who becomes by the goddess Thetis the father of Achilles

Examples of Peleus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Achilles, the son of a sea goddess and King Peleus, meets Patroclus, a prince who is quite his opposite. Dina Kaur, The Arizona Republic, 29 June 2023

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Word History


Latin, from Greek Pēleus

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Peleus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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