Definitions for Helenˈhɛl ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Hel•enˈhɛl ən(n.)

  1. the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda and wife of Menelaus, whose abduction by Paris was the cause of the Trojan War.

    Category: Mythology

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Helen, Helen of Troy(noun)

    (Greek mythology) the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda who was abducted by Paris; the Greek army sailed to Troy to get her back which resulted in the Trojan War

Wiktionary

  1. Helen(ProperNoun)

    Helen of Troy, a famous beauty in classical Greek legend.

  2. Helen(ProperNoun)

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  3. Origin: From Ἑλένη, possibly connected with ἥλιος.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Helen

    the daughter of Zeus and Leda, and the wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta; the most beautiful of women, who was carried off to Troy by Paris, to revenge whose abduction the princes of Greece, who had pledged themselves to protect her, made war on Troy, a war which lasted ten years.

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  1. Helen of Troy

    In Greek mythology, Helen of Troy, also known as Helen of Sparta, was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, and was a sister of Castor, Pollux, and Clytemnestra. In Greek myths she was considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world. Her abduction by Paris brought about the Trojan War.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Helen' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3718

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Helen' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2505


Translations for Helen

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

receive(verb)

to accept (stolen goods) especially with the intention of reselling (them).

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