Penelope


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Pe·nel·o·pe

 (pə-nĕl′ə-pē)
n. Greek Mythology
The wife of Odysseus and mother of Telemachus. Penelope was made immortal by Circe.

Penelope

(pəˈnɛləpɪ)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the wife of Odysseus, who remained true to him during his long absence despite the importunities of many suitors

Pe•nel•o•pe

(pəˈnɛl ə pi)

n.
the wife of Odysseus, who remained faithful to him during his long absence at Troy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Penelope - (Greek mythology) the wife of Odysseus and a symbol of devotion and fidelityPenelope - (Greek mythology) the wife of Odysseus and a symbol of devotion and fidelity; for 10 years while Odysseus fought the Trojan War she resisted numerous suitors until Odysseus returned and killed them
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
2.Penelope - a genus of guans (turkey-like arboreal birds valued as game and food birds)
bird genus - a genus of birds
Cracidae, family Cracidae - curassows; guans; chachalacas
Translations

Penelope

[pəˈneləpɪ] NPenélope
References in classic literature ?
Second, by consulting my daughter Penelope, which has resulted in an entirely new idea.
This Penelope offers to do for me by looking into her own diary, which she was taught to keep when she was at school, and which she has gone on keeping ever since.
I was roused up by my daughter Penelope running out at me as if the house was on fire.
It appeared that Penelope had just come from our lodge, where she had been having a gossip with the lodge-keeper's daughter.
The suitors of Penelope are buried by their kinsmen, and Odysseus, after sacrificing to the Nymphs, sails to Elis to inspect his herds.
35: The author of the "Telegony", a Cyrenaean, relates that Odysseus had by Calypso a son Telegonus or Teledamus, and by Penelope Telemachus and Acusilaus.
Miss Penelope Morse was perfectly well aware that the taxicab in which she left the Carlton Hotel was closely followed by two others.
Miss Penelope Morse plunged into the mazes of the Stores with the air of one to whom the place is familiar.
Of course, Penelope," he said, "I don't expect you to tell me anything which you feel that you oughtn't to.
His old father, his long-suffering wife Penelope, and his son Telemachus, whom he left behind him an infant in arms, are plunged in grief on his account.
It was not long ere Penelope came to know what the suitors were plotting; for a man servant, Medon, overheard them from outside the outer court as they were laying their schemes within, and went to tell his mistress.
Then he went downstairs again, leaving Penelope in an agony of grief.