Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The son of Odysseus and Penelope, who helped his father kill Penelope's suitors.

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  • proper n. the son of Odysseus

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. The son of Odysseus and Penelope, as told in Homer's Oddysey.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Τηλέμαχος (Tēlemakhos). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So she spake, and the steadfast goodly Odysseus smiled, and quickly he spake to Telemachus winged words” ‘Telemachus, leave now thy mother to make trial of me within the chambers; so shall she soon come to a better knowledge than heretofore.

    Book XXIII

  • I'll assume in 'Telemachus's post that the ad hominem attacks are there for the same reason it states its conclusions as arguments: a dearth of persuasive arguments.

    Fr. Reese's flawed arguments for Pres. Obama at Notre Dame

  • Telemachus is an occasional sleepwalker, and his behavior during those bouts shows the heavy influence of dream logic.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • Telemachus is now fourteen and beginning to think thoughts I almost understand.

    Year-End Round Up

  • Without another word Telemachus left that gibing mob, and went straight to the strong-room where his father's treasure was stored.

    Stories from the Odyssey

  • And on another occasion, when Calypso hospitably provides clothes for the shipwrecked men, and Telemachus is handling a tunic of the finest wool and white as snow, with a vest of purple embroidered with gold, and displaying much pleasure in the magnificence of the clothes, Mentor addresses him in a severe voice, saying: Are these, O Telemachus, the thoughts that ought to occupy the heart of the son of Ulysses?

    The Art of the Story-Teller

  • Euryclea left the cloister to tell the women, and make them come to Ulysses; in the meantime he called Telemachus, the stockman, and the swineherd.

    The Odyssey

  • "'Telemachus' -- there are lots of him on the quay," said Colline.

    Bohemians of the Latin Quarter

  • In the reign of Honorius, when he was celebrating with magnificent games the retreat of the Goths and the deliverance of Rome, an Asiatic monk, by name Telemachus, had the boldness to descend into the arena to part the combatants.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • There do thou abide and sit by the swine, and find out all, till I have gone to Sparta, the land of fair women, to call Telemachus thy dear son, Odysseus, who hath betaken himself to spacious Lacedaemon, to the house of Menelaus to seek tidings of thee, whether haply thou are yet alive.

    Book XIII

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