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[yoo r-i-klee-uh, yur-] /ˌyʊər ɪˈkli ə, ˌyɜr-/
(in the Odyssey) the nurse of Telemachus who recognized the disguised Odysseus by a scar on his leg.
Also, Euryclia
[yoo r-i-klahy-uh, yur-] /ˌyʊər ɪˈklaɪ ə, ˌyɜr-/ (Show IPA)
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  • She then sent him to the bath, and bade Euryclea wait upon him.

  • Euryclea did as she was told and closed the doors of the women's apartments.

    The Odyssey Homer
  • Nevertheless, Euryclea, take his bed outside the bed chamber that he himself built.

    The Odyssey Homer
  • Euryclea did as she was told, and bolted the women inside their room.

    The Odyssey Homer
  • So the old nurse Euryclea bathed the feet of her master whom she had dandled in her arms as a child.

    The Adventures of Ulysses the Wanderer Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • And he ordered Euryclea to wash the blood-stained floors, and to bring sulphur and torches that the place might be purified.

    The Adventures of Ulysses the Wanderer Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • The good nurse Euryclea tells her of Telemachus's plan, and lulls her queen's grief.

    Greek Women Mitchell Carroll
  • Even to her he told a feigned story, but she bade the old nurse Euryclea take care of him, and wash his feet.

  • Then the aged nurse Euryclea, who had tended him in his youth, is asked to wash the feet of the old man.

    Greek Women Mitchell Carroll
  • And when this was done, that Euryclea, the nurse, should go to Penelop and tell her that her husband was indeed returned.

    Stories of the Old world Alfred John Church

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