Latin from Greek telamōnbearertelə- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latintelamon, from Ancient Greek Ï„ÎµÎ»Î±Î¼ÏŽÎ½ (telamon, “pillar shaped as a male figure, strap used for carrying")
Telamon Sentence Examples
The western pediment, which is more conservative in type, represents the earlier expedition of Heracles and Telamon against Troy; the eastern, which is bolder and more advanced, probably refers to episodes in the Trojan war.
His chief exploits during the war were his defence of the wounded Sarpedon, his fight with Ajax, son of Telamon (his particular enemy), and the storming of the Greek ramparts.
By his wife Endeis he was the father of Telamon and Peleus.
Their relics also were carefully preserved: the house of Cadmus at Thebes, the hut of Orestes at Tegea, the stone on which Telamon had sat at Salamis (in Cyprus).