Telemachus

noun
Te·​lem·​a·​chus | \ tə-ˈle-mə-kəs How to pronounce Telemachus (audio) \

Definition of Telemachus

: the son of Odysseus and Penelope who contrives with his father to slay his mother's suitors

First Known Use of Telemachus

circa 1556, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Telemachus

Latin, from Greek Tēlemachos

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“Telemachus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Telemachus. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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