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PronouncedPron.ie-NE-as Classical Latin
i-NEE-əs English

Meaning & History

Latin form of the Greek name Αινειας (Aineias), derived from Greek αινη (aine) meaning "praise". In Greek legend he was a son of Aphrodite and was one of the chief heroes who defended Troy from the Greeks. The Roman poet Virgil continued his story in the 'Aeneid', in which Aeneas travels to Italy and founds the Roman state.
Other Languages & CulturesAineias Greek Mythology Enéas Portuguese (Brazilian) Anej, Enej Slovene


Greek mythology, heroes, Iliad characters, mythology, Ogre Battle characters, Thomas Hardy characters, warriors
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute