- Gr. Myth. a Greek herald in the Trojan War, described in the Iliad as having the voice of fifty men
- [usuallys-] a person having a very loud voice
- [s-] 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 Stentōr Sense 3, from New Latin Stentōr genus name from Greek Stentōr Stentor ( in reference to their trumpetlike shape )
From Latin StentÅr, from Ancient Greek Î£Ï„ÎÎ½Ï„Ï‰Ï (StentÅr).