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

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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, "Some People Just Don’t Like The Odyssey," 3 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of telamon

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for telamon

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

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“Telamon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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