A teacher is an example of a mentor.
- [M-]Gr. Myth. the loyal friend and advisor of Odysseus, and teacher of his son, Telemachus
- a person, esp. an experienced, older person, who provides personal or professional guidance
Origin of mentorClassical Latin from Classical Greek Ment?r, literally , adviser, akin to Sanskrit mantár-: see mandarin
- A wise and trusted counselor or teacher.
- Mentor Greek Mythology Odysseus's trusted counselor, in whose guise Athena became the guardian and teacher of Telemachus.
verbmen·tored, men·tor·ing, men·tors
Origin of mentorFrench Mentor Mentor from Latin Mentōr from Greek; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present mentors, present participle mentoring, simple past and past participle mentored)
- To act as someone's mentor
From French mentor, from Ancient Greek ÎœÎÎ½Ï„Ï‰Ï (MentÅr, “Mentor"), a mythological character in the Odyssey, whose name, a historical name from Ancient Greece, may share the same root as English mind. Akin to Sanskrit à¤®à¤¨à¥à¤¤à¥ƒ (mantá¹›, “one who thinks") and Latin monitor (“one who admonishes"), and perhaps ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mon-eyo-, causative form of *men- (“to think").
From Ancient Greek ÎœÎÎ½Ï„Ï‰Ï (MentÅr, “Mentor").