American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An avenging deity or spirit, the masculine personification of Nemesis, frequently evoked in Greek tragedy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A relentless avenging spirit; a nemesis.
- n. [capitalized] A genus of bats from the Upper Eocene phosphorites of France.
- Greek alastōr, from alastos, unforgettable : a-, not; see a-1 + lanthanein, lath-, to escape notice. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As morning star, dew glistered web, I am your alastor.”
“Orestes (Electra, Euripides) asks whether it may not be an avenging daemon (alastor) in the shape of a god, that bids him avenge his father.”
“Looking forward to the next episode. alastor Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 05: 32 AM EST”
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All of which are mentioned in O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels, someplace or other. Most are British navy ships, some are French navy, and others aren't either one.
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