Definition of Laertes

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) the father of Odysseus.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being



Definition of Laertes

1. Proper noun. (Greek mythology) the father of Odysseus ¹

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Lady Peel
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Laertes (current term)
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Literary usage of Laertes

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1. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, William Morris (1887)
"BOOK XXIV. ARGUMENT. THE GHOSTS OF THE WOOERS ARE BROUGHT BY HERMES TO THE HOUSE Of HADES. ODYSSEUS MAKES HIMSELF KNOWN TO HIS FATHER Laertes. ..."

2. Hamlet by William Shakespeare (1892)
"Laertes. Why, as a woodcock to mine own springe, Osric; ... 300 Laertes. It is here, Hamlet: Hamlet, thou art slain; No medicine in the world can do thee ..."

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