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British (rare): from the Latin name of the Trojan hero who, according to classical legend, fled after the sack of Troy and sailed eventually to Italy, where he founded the Roman state. This, in essence, is the subject of Virgil's Aeneid. The name is of unknown derivation; it appears in Homer as Aineas, and was associated by the Romans themselves with Greek ainein to praise. As a given name, it used to be quite common in Scotland as an Anglicized form of Gaelic AONGHAS (SEE Aonghas), and in Ireland as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Éigneachán, a personal name representing a diminutive of éigneach violent fate or death.

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  • Aeneas — flieht aus Troja (Federico Barocci 1598) Aineias (griechisch Aἰνείας, lateinisch Aeneas; deutsch auch Äneas) ist eine bedeutende Figur in der griechisch/römischen Mythologie und …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Aenéas — AENÉAS, æ, Gr. Ἀινείας, ου, (⇒ Tab. XXI.) 1 §. Namen. Diesen leiten einige von dem griechischen Worte ἀινεῖν, loben, her, weil Aeneas allerdings lobenswürdig gewesen. I. C. Scalig. Poët. lib. III. c. 12. & ex eo Becman. in Orig. L. L. sub Aeneas …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • Aeneas — Aeneas, myth., Sohn des Anchises und der Venus, nach Hektor der tapferste Trojaner, rettete seinen alten Vater aus dem brennenden Troja und sammelte der ältesten Sage zufolge nach dem Abzuge der Griechen den Ueberrest des trojan. Volkes; von der… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Aeneas — Aeneas. Ein Heros der Geschichte des trojanischen Kriegs, von Virgil in seiner Aeneide gefeiert. Er war des Anchises und der Aphrodite Sohn, und kämpfte tapfer doch fruchtlos für Troja mit. Als die Stadt brannte, und die hohe Feste Priamos fiel,… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Aeneas — hero of the Æneid, son of Anchises and Aphrodite, Latin, from Gk. Aineias, of unknown origin, perhaps lit. praise worthy, from ainos tale, story, saying, praise (related to ENIGMA (Cf. enigma)); or perhaps related to ainos horrible, terrible. The …   Etymology dictionary

  • Aeneas — [i nē′əs] n. [L < Gr Aineias] Gr. & Rom. Myth. a Trojan, son of Anchises and Venus, and hero of Virgil s Aeneid: escaping from ruined Troy, Aeneas wanders for years before coming to Latium: he is considered the forefather of the Romans …   English World dictionary

  • Aeneas —   [lateinisch], griechisch römischer Mythos: Äneas …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Aeneas — roch Lavendelduft und kannte seine Mutter …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • Aeneas — This article is about the Roman hero. For other uses, see Aeneas (disambiguation). In Greco Roman mythology, Aeneas (Greek: Unicode|Αἰνείας, Aineías ; pronEng|ɪˈniːəs in English) was a Trojan hero, the son of prince Anchises and the goddess Venus …   Wikipedia

  • Aeneas — /i nee euhs/, n. Class. Myth. a Trojan hero, the reputed ancestor of the Romans: protagonist of the Aeneid. * * * Mythical hero of Troy and Rome. He was the son of Aphrodite and Anchises, a member of Trojan royal family. According to Homer, he… …   Universalium

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