noun \pə-ˈne-lə-pē\

Definition of PENELOPE

:  the wife of Odysseus who waits faithfully for him during his 20 years' absence

Origin of PENELOPE

Latin, from Greek Pēnelopē
First Known Use: 14th century


Next Word in the Dictionary: penelopine
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Peneides
All Words Near: Penelope

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Penelope? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More