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τροπ-αῖος, α, ον, of a turning or change (cf. τροπαία, ἡ̓.

II. of or for defeat (τροπή 11), τροπαῖά τ' ἐχθρῶν καὶ πόλει σωτήρια (sc. σφάγια) E.Heracl.402; Ζεὺς Τ., as giver of victory, S.Ant. 143 (anap.), Tr.303, E.Heracl.867, IG22.1028.27; hence στήσαιεν Ζηνὶ τροπαῖον ἕδος ib.2.2717.

2. causing rout, appalling, Ἕκτορος ὄμμασι τροπαῖοι, i. e. terrible to the eyes of Hector, E.El.469 (lyr.), cf. 1174.—
Cf. τρόπαιον.