Troilus

noun
Troi·​lus | \ ˈtrȯi-ləs How to pronounce Troilus (audio) , ˈtrō-ə-ləs \

Definition of Troilus

: a son of Priam who in medieval legend loved Cressida and lost her to Diomedes

First Known Use of Troilus

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Troilus

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek Trōïlos

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“Troilus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Troilus. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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