Pri·​am ˈprī-əm How to pronounce Priam (audio)
: the father of Hector, Paris, and Cassandra and king of Troy during the Trojan War

Examples of Priam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was supposedly waged by illustrious figures including Priam, Hector, and Paris on the Trojan side, and Menelaus, Agamemnon, Achilles and Odysseus on the other. Nick Hilden, CNN, 10 May 2023

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Word History


Latin Priamus, from Greek Priamos

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Priam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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