Pronunciation: (fil"uk-tē'tēz),[key] —n. 1. Class. Myth.a noted archer and squire of Hercules. Bitten by a snake and abandoned on an island because of his festering wound, he was at length brought by the Greeks to Troy, where he recovered and later killed Paris.
2. (italics) a tragedy (408?b.c. ) by Sophocles.