[yoo r-i-klee-uh, yur-]


(in the Odyssey) the nurse of Telemachus who recognized the disguised Odysseus by a scar on his leg.

Also Eu·ry·cli·a [yoo r-i-klahy-uh, yur-] /ˌyʊər ɪˈklaɪ ə, ˌyɜr-/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of euryclea

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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