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ScriptsΝεοπτολεμος Ancient Greek

Meaning & History

From the Greek name Νεοπτολεμος (Neoptolemos) meaning "new war", derived from νεος (neos) "new" and πολεμος (polemos) "war". In Greek legend this was the name of the son of Achilles, brought into the Trojan War because it was prophesied the Greeks could not win it unless he was present. After the war he was slain by Orestes fighting over Hermione.

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Greek mythology, legend, mythology
Entry updated December 8, 2017