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

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

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

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

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