Laertes

Laertes

[ley-ur-teez, -air-]
noun Classical Mythology.
the father of Odysseus.
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Laertes (leɪˈɜːtiːz)
 
n
Greek myth the father of Odysseus

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Laertes
king of Ithaca, father of Odysseus, Gk., lit. "gatherer of the people," from laos "people" + eirein "to fasten together."
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