Patroclus
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Patroklos Date: 15th century a Greek hero and friend of Achilles slain by Hector at Troy

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  • Patroclus — steht für (617) Patroclus, ein Asteroid Patroklos, Held der griechischen Mythologie in lateinischer Namensform Patroklos (Admiral), hellenisch ägyptischer Admiral in lateinischer Namensform Patroclus von Troyes, Heiliger Patroclus von Bourges,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Patroclus — [pə trō′kləs, pa′trōkləs] n. [L < Gr Patroklos] Gr. Myth. a Greek warrior and friend of Achilles, slain by Hector in the Trojan War …   English World dictionary

  • Patroclus — In Greek mythology, as recorded in the Iliad by Homer, Patroclus, or Patroklos (Gr. polytonic|Πάτροκλος “glory of the father”), son of Menoetius, was Achilles’ best friend and, according to some (including Ovid), his lover. Patroclus’ genealogy… …   Wikipedia

  • PATROCLUS — I. PATROCLUS Menoetii fil. et Stheneles, qui occisô per ludum astragalorum Cleonymô, seu, ut aliis placet, Aeante Amphidamantis filiô, solum vertens, in Phthiam venit, ubi a Peleo proprergeneris propinquitatem susceptus est, et una cum Achille… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Patroclus — /peuh troh kleuhs/, n. Class. Myth. a friend of Achilles, who was slain by Hector at Troy. * * * …   Universalium

  • PATROCLUS —    a friend of Achilles, who accompanied him to the Trojan War, and whose death by the hand of Hector roused Achilles out of his sullenness, and provoked him to avenge the deed in the death of Hector …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Patroclus — Pa•tro•clus [[t]pəˈtroʊ kləs[/t]] n. myt a friend of Achilles, slain by Hector at Troy …   From formal English to slang

  • Patroclus — /pəˈtrɒkləs/ (say puh trokluhs) noun Greek Legend the friend of Achilles, slain by Hector, whose death led Achilles to return to battle. {Latin, from Greek: Patrokles, Patroklos} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Patroclus — noun (Greek mythology) a friend of Achilles who was killed in the Trojan War; his death led Achilles to return to the fight after his quarrel with Agamemnon • Topics: ↑Greek mythology • Instance Hypernyms: ↑mythical being …   Useful english dictionary

  • Patroclus, S. (1) — 1S. Patroclus, M. (9. Febr., al. 19. Nov., 21. Jan.). Dieser heil. Martyrer hat zu Troyes (Trecae, Tricasium, Augusta Trecarum) in Frankreich gelitten. Hier, nicht in Sens (Senones), war er nach allgemeiner Annahme auch geboren. Seine »Acten«,… …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

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