[ ley-ur-teez, -air- ]

nounClassical Mythology.
  1. the father of Odysseus.

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How to use Laertes in a sentence

  • The boy was afterwards sold to Laertes, the father of Ulysses, in whose service he put on immortality as the swineherd Eumæus.

    Castellinaria | Henry Festing Jones
  • Irus is moved by the fear of poverty, and Laertes by the shame of it.

  • Then the old Sicel woman took Laertes inside and washed him and anointed him with oil.

    The Odyssey | Homer
  • Laertes also and Dolius did the same—warriors by necessity in spite of their grey hair.

    The Odyssey | Homer
  • He said that his family came from Ithaca and that his father was Laertes, son of Arceisius.

    The Odyssey | Homer

British Dictionary definitions for Laertes


/ (leɪˈɜːtiːz) /

  1. Greek myth the father of Odysseus

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