Perses: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pûr'sēz), [key]
— n. Class. Myth.
  1. a son of Perseus and Andromeda and the ancestor of the kings of Persia.
  2. brother of King Aeëtes of Colchis. Having murdered Aeëtes and seized the throne, Perses was killed by his niece Medea and her son Medus.
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