[pol-i-dawr-uh s, -dohr-]


flourished 1st century b.c., Greek sculptor who, with Agesander and Athenodorus, carved the Laocoön group.

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Priam's youngest son (Homer), from Latin Polydorus, from Greek Polydoros "one who has received many gifts," noun use of adjective meaning "richly endowed," from polys "much, many" (see poly-) + doron "gift" (see date (n.1)).

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