Troi·​lus ˈtrȯi-ləs How to pronounce Troilus (audio)
: a son of Priam who in medieval legend loved Cressida and lost her to Diomedes

Word History


Middle English, from Latin, from Greek Trōïlos

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Troilus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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