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[pol-i-dawr-uh s, -dohr-]
  1. flourished 1st century b.c., Greek sculptor who, with Agesander and Athenodorus, carved the Laocoön group.
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Examples from the Web for polydorus

Historical Examples

  • The shade of Polydorus, Hecuba's son, outlines the course of the action.

    Authors of Greece

    T. W. Lumb

  • Hec´uba learned soon after the sad fate of her son Polydorus.

    The Student's Mythology

    Catherine Ann White

  • The claim of Polydorus, the only son, does not arise until Dionysus has been banished and Pentheus slain.

  • Seeking to found a city, they are warned away by the ghost of Polydorus and visit Anius in Ortygia (19-99).

  • This work, Polydorus , and five other operas written for Brunswick, spread his fame all over Germany.

Word Origin and History for polydorus


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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