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[yoo-mee-uh s] /yuˈmi əs/
noun, (in the Odyssey)
the faithful swineherd of Odysseus. Unabridged
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  • But he succeeded so well that Eumaeus had no suspicion who his strange guest could be.

  • Eumaeus and the cowherd went out into the court, and Ulysses followed them.

  • And in like manner Eumaeus prayed that Ulysses might return home.

    The Odyssey Homer
  • On hearing this Telemachus smiled to his father, but so that Eumaeus could not see him.

    The Odyssey Homer
  • Then he roused Telemachus, Philoetius, and Eumaeus, and told them all to put on their armour also.

    The Odyssey Homer
  • Telemachus went to the town alone, bidding Eumaeus bring the stranger with him.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
  • Meanwhile Eumaeus and his aged pilgrim came to the city and the palace gates.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew Josephine Preston Peabody
  • Telemachus sprang to his father's side, Eumaeus stood by him, and the fighting was short and bitter.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew Josephine Preston Peabody
  • There is also a third portion, the return of Eumaeus from the palace to the hut, which portion is short and unimportant.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • We see no women "with deep or pouch," whereas the nurse of Eumaeus could conceal three cups in her pouch.

    The World of Homer

    Andrew Lang

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