[ tel-uh-muhn, -mon ]

noun,plural tel·a·mo·nes [tel-uh-moh-neez]. /ˌtɛl əˈmoʊ niz/. Architecture.

Origin of telamon

1700–10; <Latin telamōn<Greek telamṓn bearer, support; identified with Telamon

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Other definitions for Telamon (2 of 2)

[ tel-uh-muhn, -mon ]

nounClassical Mythology.
  1. an Argonaut and friend of Hercules, and the father of Ajax and Teucer. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use telamon in a sentence

  • Down goes the heavy lance; down goes the ponderous shield, suspended by a telamon: "Ohitarge grant cume peises al col!"

    Homer and His Age | Andrew Lang
  • telamon rushed forward, but stumbled over a projecting root and fell to the ground.

  • Less fortunate was Pappenheim, the telamon of the army, the bravest soldier of Austria and the church.

    The Thirty Years War, Complete | Friedrich Schiller
  • Aias, the son of telamon, is clearly a 'doublet' of the Locrian Aias; and so forth.

    The Heroic Age | H. Munro Chadwick
  • And telamon and the sons of Tyndarus, and Meleager the son36 of Œneus, said that they would follow him.

    Stories of the Old world | Alfred John Church

British Dictionary definitions for telamon (1 of 2)


/ (ˈtɛləmən) /

nounplural telamones (ˌtɛləˈməʊniːz) or -mons
  1. a column in the form of a male figure, used to support an entablature: Also called: atlas Compare caryatid

Origin of telamon

C18: via Latin from Greek, from tlēnai to bear

British Dictionary definitions for Telamon (2 of 2)


/ (ˈtɛləmən, -ˌmɒn) /

  1. Greek myth a king of Salamis; brother of Peleus and father of Teucer and Ajax

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