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GenderFeminine
ScriptsΑνδρομαχη Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.AN-DRO-MA-KE Classical Greek
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Meaning & History

Derived from the Greek elements ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος) and μαχη (mache) meaning "battle". In Greek legend she was the wife of the Trojan hero Hector. After the fall of Troy Neoptolemus killed her son Astyanax and took her as a concubine.

Images

Andromache Mourning Over Body of Hector by Jacques-Louis David (1783)Andromache Mourning Over Body of Hector by Jacques-Louis David (1783)

Categories

Greek mythology, legend, mythology, Shakespearean characters
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute