Nestor

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noun Nes·tor \ˈne-stər, -ˌstȯr\

Definition of Nestor

  1. 1 :  a king of Pylos who serves in his old age as a counselor to the Greeks at Troy

  2. 2 often not capitalized :  one who is a patriarch or leader in a field

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Nestor was another character from the Iliad, the eldest of the Greek leaders in the Trojan War. A great warrior as a young man, he was now noted for his wisdom and his talkativeness, both of which increased as he aged. These days, a nestor is not necessarily long-winded, but merely wise and generous with his advice.

Origin and Etymology of nestor

Latin, from Greek Nestōr


First Known Use: 14th century



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