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telamon

[ tel-uh-muhn, -mon ]
/ ˈtɛl ə mən, -ˌmɒn /
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noun, plural tel·a·mo·nes [tel-uh-moh-neez]. /ˌtɛl əˈmoʊ niz/. Architecture.

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Origin of telamon

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

Definition for telamon (2 of 2)

Telamon
[ tel-uh-muhn, -mon ]
/ ˈtɛl ə mən, -ˌmɒn /

noun Classical Mythology.

an Argonaut and friend of Hercules, and the father of Ajax and Teucer.
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British Dictionary definitions for telamon (1 of 2)

telamon
/ (ˈtɛləmən) /

noun plural telamones (ˌtɛləˈməʊniːz) or -mons

a column in the form of a male figure, used to support an entablatureAlso called: atlas Compare caryatid

Word Origin for telamon

C18: via Latin from Greek, from tlēnai to bear

British Dictionary definitions for telamon (2 of 2)

Telamon
/ (ˈtɛləmən, -ˌmɒn) /

noun

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