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[al-sin-oh-uh s] /ælˈsɪn oʊ əs/
noun, (in the Odyssey)
king of the Phaeacians and father of Nausicaä and Laodamas. Unabridged
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  • Odysseus in the house of alcinous is not different from Odysseus of the return to Ithaca.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • Agriculture is present, also horticulture, which the garden of alcinous presupposes.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • King alcinous has noticed that Ulysses hid his face and wept at the song of the bard.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • Ulysses is now called for by alcinous, and he is to be the singer.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • He accosted her and begged her to show him the palace of alcinous.

  • When the long tale was ended alcinous spake to his lordly company.

  • Such noble gifts the heavens had given to alcinous the wise.

    The Heroes Charles Kingsley
  • So alcinous bade the servants take the heroes in, and bathe them, and give them clothes.

    The Heroes Charles Kingsley
  • Then alcinous spoke, ‘Heroes of the Colchi, what is your errand about this lady?’

    The Heroes Charles Kingsley
  • King alcinous answered that he was not jealous and suspicious.

British Dictionary definitions for alcinous


(in Homer's Odyssey) a Phaeacian king at whose court the shipwrecked Odysseus told of his wanderings See also Nausicaä
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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