telamon

noun

tel·​a·​mon ˈte-lə-ˌmän How to pronounce telamon (audio)
plural telamones ˌte-lə-ˈmō-(ˌ)nēz How to pronounce telamon (audio)

Examples of telamon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rather than stone telamons that hold society up, Homer and Plato and Ovid are bodies that some embrace and feel, still, a heartbeat. Giancarlo Buonomo, New Republic, 3 Oct. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek telamōn bearer, supporter; akin to Greek tlēnai to bear — more at tolerate

First Known Use

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of telamon was circa 1706

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Cite this Entry

“Telamon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telamon. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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