- Gr. Myth. a Greek herald in the Trojan War, described in the Iliad as having the voice of fifty men
- a person having a very loud voice
- any of a genus (Stentor) of large, trumpet-shaped, ciliated protozoans, found in stagnant fresh waters
Origin of StentorClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Stent?r, akin to stenein, to rumble, roar ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)ten- from source Classical Latin tonare, to thunder
- Stentor Greek Mythology A loud-voiced Greek herald in the Iliad.
- One with a loud or piercing voice.
- Any of several trumpet-shaped ciliate protozoans of the genus Stentor, living in freshwater habitats and feeding chiefly on smaller microorganisms.
Origin of stentorGreek Stent&omacron;r. Sense 3, from New Latin Stent&omacron;r, genus name, from Greek Stent&omacron;r, Stentor (in reference to their trumpetlike shape).
From Latin StentÅr, from Ancient Greek Î£Ï„ÎÎ½Ï„Ï‰Ï (StentÅr).