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[tuh-lem-uh-kuh s]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. the son of Odysseus and Penelope who helped Odysseus to kill the suitors of Penelope.
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Historical Examples

  • And despite Telemachus's protestations he filled up the glasses.

    Rosinante to the Road Again

    John Dos Passos

  • "To catch that gesture, Lyaeus," said Telemachus in an over-solemn voice.

  • Telemachus turned to look once more at the man working in the field.

  • Telemachus got up on his numbed feet and stretched his legs.

  • They shook hands and Telemachus and Lyaeus went out of the tavern.

British Dictionary definitions for telemachus


  1. Greek myth the son of Odysseus and Penelope, who helped his father slay his mother's suitors
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