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Alcinoüs

[al-sin-oh-uh s]
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noun (in the Odyssey)
  1. king of the Phaeacians and father of Nausicaä and Laodamas.
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Examples from the Web for alcinous

Historical Examples

  • Odysseus in the house of Alcinous is not different from Odysseus of the return to Ithaca.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker

  • Ulysses is now called for by Alcinous, and he is to be the singer.

    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

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

    Homer's Odyssey

    Denton J. Snider

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


British Dictionary definitions for alcinous

Alcinoüs

noun
  1. (in Homer's Odyssey) a Phaeacian king at whose court the shipwrecked Odysseus told of his wanderingsSee also Nausicaä
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