- the oldest and wisest of the Greeks in the Trojan War and a king of Pylos.
Related Wordscoach, consultant, counselor, confidant, aide, instructor, monitor, tipster, nestor, admonitor
Examples from the Web for nestor
With names like Nestor, Clarissa, and Ludwig, the characters are equally referential.This Week's Hot Reads: October 7, 2013
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Nestor Ramirez, a book promoter from Mexico City was equally pessimistic.Mexico: Allegations of Fraud Follow Peña Nieto
November 30, 2012
Wish Nestor Carbonell had more to do.Verdict: Crossed lines.TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2011-2012's New Shows
Jace Lacob, Maria Elena Fernandez
June 12, 2011
He spotted Nestor Gabriel Caballero Gutierrez, 39, of Aloha, Oregon, limping down the road.Behind the Gert Boyle Kidnap Attempt
November 27, 2010
"You wrote some remarkable things for the Nestor," said the colonel, now hesitating.The Prisoner
"Of course it is, Jennie, or he wouldn't be out in it," said Miss Nestor hastily.Tom Swift and his Motor-boat
Thus he said: but the Gerenian knight Nestor disobeyed him not.
But he hastened to go to Nestor, the shepherd of the people.
Agamemnon and the other wounded chiefs visit the battle with Nestor.
- Greek myth the oldest and wisest of the Greeks in the Trojan War
- (sometimes not capital) a wise old man; sage
Word Origin and History for nestor
name for "old king renowned for wise counsel," 1580s, from Greek, name of the aged and wise hero in the "Iliad," king of Pylus, who outlived three generations. Klein says the name is literally "one who blesses," and is related to nostimos "blessed;" Watkins connects it with the root of the first element in nostalgia.