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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 10/18/2007
Latinized form of Greek Ἀλεός (Aleos), which is derived from Greek ἀλέομαι (aleomai) meaning "to avoid, to divert". Also compare Greek ἀλεείνω (aleeinō) meaning "to avoid, to shun". In Greek mythology, Aleus was the son of Apheidas and the grandson of Arcas, and went on to become king of the Arcadian city Tegea in the Peloponnesus.