Definition of Nestor
1 : a king of Pylos who serves in his old age as a counselor to the Greeks at Troy
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 centurySee Words from the same year
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