Telamon meaning

tĕlə-mŏn
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A figure of a man used as a supporting pillar.
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One of the Argonauts and the father of Ajax.
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(archit.) A supporting column in the form of a man's figure.
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A figure of a man (often Atlas) used as a pillar for support.
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Origin of telamon

  • Latin from Greek telamōn bearer telə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin telamon, from Ancient Greek τελαμών (telamon, “pillar shaped as a male figure, strap used for carrying")

    From Wiktionary