Greek mythology, M names, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Menelaus

Menelaus was the king of Sparta and the husband of Helen in Greek mythology, considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world, and the brother of Agamemnon. After she was abducted by Paris, he, Agamemnon, and the other Greeks head to Troy to get her back, a war which lasts for ten years. The name is made up from Ancient Greek elements meno (to stay, to wait) from Proto-Indo-European *men- (to think, mind) and laos (people); though the first element may also be derived from Ancient Greek *ménos (desire, impulse; strength, power, force).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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  • Menelaos (Ancient Greek)

 

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