Laertes

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noun La·er·tes \lā-ˈər-tēz, -ˈer-\

Definition of Laertes

  1. 1 :  the father of Odysseus in Greek mythology

  2. 2 :  the son of Polonius and brother of Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet

Origin and Etymology of laertes

Latin, from Greek Laertēs


First Known Use: circa 1565


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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