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Laertes

king of Ithaca, father of Odysseus, his name is Greek, literally "gatherer of the people," or "urging the men," from laos "people" (see lay (adj.)) + eirein "to fasten together" (see series (n.)) or eirein "to speak, say" (see verb).

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Laertes from WordNet

Laertes (n.)
(Greek mythology) the father of Odysseus;
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