Eumaeus

[yoo-mee-uh s]
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noun (in the Odyssey)

the faithful swineherd of Odysseus.

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Historical Examples of eumaeus

  • 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.

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

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