Turnus

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GenderMasculine
PronouncedPron.TOOR-noos Classical Latin
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Meaning & History

Meaning unknown. According to Virgil's 'Aeneid', Turnus was a king of the Rutuli. He led the Latins in war against the Trojans led by Aeneas. At the end of the book he is killed by Aeneas in a duel.
Entry added February 12, 2018   Contribute