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telamon

[tel-uh-muh n, -mon] /ˈtɛl ə mən, -ˌmɒn/
noun, plural telamones
[tel-uh-moh-neez] /ˌtɛl əˈmoʊ niz/ (Show IPA).
Architecture
1.
atlas (def 5).
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Latin telamōn < Greek telamṓn bearer, support; identified with Telamon

Telamon

[tel-uh-muh n, -mon] /ˈtɛl ə mən, -ˌmɒn/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
an Argonaut and friend of Hercules, and the father of Ajax and Teucer.
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telamon

/ˈtɛləmən/
noun (pl) telamones (ˌtɛləˈməʊniːz), -mons
1.
a column in the form of a male figure, used to support an entablature Also called atlas Compare caryatid
Word Origin
C18: via Latin from Greek, from tlēnai to bear

Telamon

/ˈtɛləmən; -ˌmɒn/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a king of Salamis; brother of Peleus and father of Teucer and Ajax
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