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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A hero celebrated as an elderly and wise counselor to the Greeks at Troy.
  • noun A venerable and wise old man.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The oldest and wisest (because most experienced) man of a class or company: in allusion to Nestor in Greek legend.
  • noun A counselor; an adviser.
  • noun In ornithology, a genus of parrots having a remarkably long beak: named from the gray head.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun (Zoöl.) A genus of parrots with gray heads, of New Zealand and Papua, allied to the cockatoos. See kaka.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Strigopidae — the kea and kaka.
  • proper noun Greek mythology An old and wise king in Homer's Iliad.
  • proper noun A male given name, rare in English.
  • proper noun An old counselor

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a genus of Psittacidae
  • noun (Greek mythology) a wise old counselor to the Greeks at Troy

Etymologies

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

[Greek Nestōr.]

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Latin

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Ancient Greek Νέστωρ (Néstôr), possibly from  (neisthai, "to return safely"),  (nostos, "homecoming").

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