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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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  • alcinous knew in his heart what she really meant, but he answered her with no unseemly jest.

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

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • At an assembly alcinous consulted with his counsellors about Odysseus; all agreed to help in providing him with a ship and rowers.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
  • Such noble gifts the heavens had given to alcinous the wise.

    The Heroes Charles Kingsley
  • But lordly alcinous checked them amid their eagerness for war.

    The Argonautica Apollonius Rhodius
  • Be joyful in your house with your children and your people, and alcinous the King.'

  • With that word she vanished from his sight, and left him standing at the gates of alcinous.

  • Such, then, were the splendours with which the gods had endowed the house of king alcinous.

    The Odyssey Homer
  • She listened kindly to him and begged alcinous give him welcome.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
  • alcinous observed his emotion, and called to Demodocus to cease his song.

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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