Priam
noun Etymology: Latin Priamus, from Greek Priamos Date: 14th century the father of Hector, Paris, and Cassandra and king of Troy during the Trojan War

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • PRIAM — Le dernier roi de Troie qui succéda à son père Laomédon et étendit son pouvoir sur l’Hellespont. Priam épousa en secondes noces Hécube, dont il eut de nombreux enfants; les plus célèbres sont les deux aînés, Hector et Pâris. Homère dépeint Priam… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Priam — [prī′əm] n. [L Priamus < Gr Priamos] Gr. Legend the last king of Troy, who reigned during the Trojan War: he was the father of Hector and Paris …   English World dictionary

  • Priam — In Greek mythology, Priam (Greek Πρίαμος Priamos ) was the king of Troy during the Trojan War and youngest son of Laomedon. Modern scholars derive his name from the Luwian compound Priimuua , which means exceptionally courageous . [Starke, Frank …   Wikipedia

  • Priam — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Priam (homonymie). Priam tué par Néoptolème, fils d Achille, amphore attique à figures noires de la classe de Ca …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Priam — /pruy euhm/, n. Class. Myth. 1. a king of Troy, the son of Laomedon, husband of Hecuba, and father of Paris, Cassandra, Hector, Polyxena, and many others. He was killed during the capture of Troy. 2. the grandson of King Priam. Also, Priamus… …   Universalium

  • Priam — Neoptolemos tötet Priamos attische Amphore mit schwarzfigürlichen Darstellungen, um 520/510 v. Chr., Louvre Priamos (griechisch Πρίαμος …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Priam — noun The king of Troy during the Iliad …   Wiktionary

  • priam — (pri am ) s. m. 1°   Roi de Troie, qui, ayant vu périr ses enfants et sa ville, et ayant péri lui même dans cette dernière ruine, est pris souvent comme un type d extrême malheur. 2°   Très beau papillon à ailes dentelées …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • PRIAM —    the old king of Troy during the Trojan War; was the son of Laomedon, who with the help of Apollo and Poseidon built the city; had a large family by his wife Hecuba, Hector, Paris, and Cassandra, the most noted of them; was too old to take part …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Priam — Pri|am in ancient Greek stories, the king of ↑Troy and the father of ↑Hector and ↑Paris. →↑Iliad, the →↑Trojan War, the …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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