Laertes

noun
La·​er·​tes | \ lā-ˈər-tēz , -ˈer-\

Definition of Laertes

1 : the father of Odysseus in Greek mythology
2 : the son of Polonius and brother of Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet

First Known Use of Laertes

circa 1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Laertes

Latin, from Greek Laertēs

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The first known use of Laertes was circa 1565

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