Origin of alastor
Examples from the Web for alastor
He played Prof. Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody in three of the films.
By the time of Alastor it is generally admitted that there could or should have been little mistake.A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)|George Saintsbury
There is a quotation, or rather a misquotation, from it in the Preface to Alastor.Oxford Lectures on Poetry|Andrew Cecil Bradley
Alastor, or the Spirit of Solitude is by far the best expression of Shelley's greater mood.English Literature|William J. Long
Alastor: Ay, ay, but he has a long time been talking to the deaf.
Alastor: I bring a message to you and Prosperine that you will be glad to hear.
Word Origin and History for alastor
in Greek tradition, son of Neleus, brother of Nestor, slain by Herakles. The name is perhaps literally "not to forget," from privative prefix a- "not" + root of lathein "to forget" (see Lethe), hence its use figuratively in sense of "an avenging spirit." Or else it might be connected with alaomai "to wander, roam," figuratively "to be distraught."