Gender Masculine
Scripts Τεῦκρος(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈtjuː.səɹ/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Τεῦκρος (Teukros), of uncertain origin, possibly related to the name of the Hittite god Tarhunna. According to Homer's Iliad he was a son of King Telamon of Salamis. A renowned archer, he fought against the Trojans with his half-brother Ajax and the other Greeks. After the war he went to Cyprus where he founded the city of Salamis, naming it after his home island.

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Entry added April 23, 2024