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[el-pee-nawr] /ɛlˈpi nɔr/
(in the Odyssey) a companion of Odysseus who was killed when he fell off the roof of Circe's palace. Unabridged
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  • This may be seen especially from the speech of Elpenor in Od.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • We have burning and howe even in the case of an obscure oarsman like Elpenor.

    Homer and His Age Andrew Lang
  • The companion Elpenor dead, but not yet buried, forms the transition between the Present and Past.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • In the morning Elpenor and one other died, and the giant drove his flocks to pasture and closed up the heroes in the cave.

    The Adventures of Ulysses the Wanderer Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • The first stage of Elpenor shows that the most remote ancestor of the genus possessed no kind of marking, but was uniformly green.

  • The only possessions of Patroclus which are burned are dogs and horses; not his arms, as in the cases of Eetion and Elpenor.

    The World of Homer Andrew Lang
  • We have just had the Present, and in the case of Elpenor, the immediate Past, which is not yet wholly gone.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • A large brown Elpenor larva was placed in the food-trough of an open fowl-house from which the fowls had been removed.

  • At break of day I sent my comrades forth to bring the body of Elpenor from the palace.

  • I was very sorry for him, and cried when I saw him: 'Elpenor,' said I, 'how did you come down here into this gloom and darkness?

    The Odyssey Homer

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