Laertes

[ley-ur-teez, -air-]
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Laertes

noun
  1. Greek myth the father of Odysseus
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Laertes

king of Ithaca, father of Odysseus, Greek, literally "gatherer of the people," from laos "people" (see lay (adj.)) + eirein "to fasten together."

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