WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
A•jax  jaks),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. MythologyAlso called  Great Ajax, Telamonian Ajax. [Class. Myth.]a Greek hero in the Trojan War who rescued the body of Achilles and killed himself out of jealousy when Odysseus was awarded the armor of Achilles.
  2. MythologyAlso called  Ajax the Lesser. [Class. Myth.]a Locrian king, noted for his fighting during the Trojan War, who was said to have been killed in a shipwreck as punishment for violating a shrine of Athena.
  3. Literature(italics) a tragedy (c440 b.c.) by Sophocles.
  4. Place Namesa town in S Ontario, in S Canada. 20,774.
Also,  Aias (for defs. 1–3).

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Ajax /ˈeɪdʒæks/ n
  1. called Ajax the Lesser, a Locrian king, a swift-footed Greek hero of the Trojan War



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