Helen


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Hel·en

 (hĕl′ən)
n. Greek Mythology
The daughter of Zeus and Leda and wife of Menelaus, considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world. Her abduction by Paris caused the Trojan War.

[Greek Helenē; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]
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Helen

(ˈhɛlɪn)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda, whose abduction by Paris from her husband Menelaus caused the Trojan War
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Hel•en

(ˈhɛl ən)

n.
the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda and wife of Menelaus, whose abduction by Paris was the cause of the Trojan War.
Also called Hel′en of Troy′.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Helen - (Greek mythology) the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda who was abducted by ParisHelen - (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
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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Translations
Helena
Helene
HelenaHelene
Helena
Ilona
ElínHelena
Helene
Ileana
Helena
Олена

Helen

[ˈhelɪn] NElena, Helena
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Helen

nHelene f; (Myth) → Helena f; Helen of Troydie Schöne Helena
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Helen

[ˈhɛlɪn] nElena
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References in classic literature ?
Now I wept: Helen Burns was not here; nothing sustained me; left to myself I abandoned myself, and my tears watered the boards.
While sobbing out this wish in broken accents, some one approached: I started up-- again Helen Burns was near me; the fading fires just showed her coming up the long, vacant room; she brought my coffee and bread.
Helen and I had got it into our heads that there was a grand old cathedral at Speyer--the Archbishop of Speyer was one of the seven electors--you know--'Speyer, Maintz, and Koln.' Those three sees once commanded the Rhine Valley and got it the name of Priest Street."
They too, poor things, had been taken in--they were actually stopping at Speyer--and they rather liked Helen insisting that they must fly with us to Heidelberg.
Mournfully Helen regarded him, who was putting water between her and her children.
"You are still rheumatic?" asked Helen. Her voice was low and seductive, though she spoke absently enough, the sight of town and river being still present to her mind.
When the moment of sophistication came to George Willard his mind turned to Helen White, the Wines- burg banker's daughter.
As for Helen White, she also had come to a period of change.
Helen eyed me as I entered with a kind of gentle, serious scrutiny, and politely asked after Mrs.
When Helen was divested of her lugubrious bonnet and veil, her heavy winter cloak, &c., she looked so like herself that I knew not how to bear it.
If you would have me do battle with Menelaus, bid the Trojans and Achaeans take their seats, while he and I fight in their midst for Helen and all her wealth.
The three are led by Hermes at the command of Zeus to Alexandrus (2) on Mount Ida for his decision, and Alexandrus, lured by his promised marriage with Helen, decides in favour of Aphrodite.