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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ie-NE-as(Classical Latin)
i-NEE-əs(English)
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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)

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