telamon

telamon

[tel-uh-muhn, -mon]
noun, plural telamones [tel-uh-moh-neez] . Architecture.
atlas ( def 5 ).

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

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Telamon

[tel-uh-muhn, -mon] .
noun Classical Mythology.
an Argonaut and friend of Hercules, and the father of Ajax and Teucer.
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telamon (ˈtɛləmən)
 
n , pl telamones, -mons
Compare caryatid Also called: atlas a column in the form of a male figure, used to support an entablature
 
[C18: via Latin from Greek, from tlēnai to bear]

Telamon (ˈtɛləmən, -ˌmɒn)
 
n
Greek myth a king of Salamis; brother of Peleus and father of Teucer and Ajax

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