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 (tĕl′ə-mən, -mŏn′)
n. Greek Mythology
One of the Argonauts and the father of Ajax.


n. pl. tel·a·mon·es (-mō′nēz) Architecture
See atlas.

[Latin, from Greek telamōn, bearer; see telə- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl telamones (ˌtɛləˈməʊniːz) or -mons
(Architecture) a column in the form of a male figure, used to support an entablature. Also called: atlas Compare caryatid
[C18: via Latin from Greek, from tlēnai to bear]


(ˈtɛləmən; -ˌmɒn)
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a king of Salamis; brother of Peleus and father of Teucer and Ajax


(ˈæt ləs)

n., pl. at•las•es for 1-3, at•lan•tes (ætˈlæn tiz)
for 5.
1. a bound collection of maps.
2. a bound volume of charts, plates, or tables illustrating any subject.
3. the first cervical vertebra, which supports the head.
4. Also called telamon. a sculptural figure of a man used as a column.Compare caryatid.
[1580–90 in sense “prop, support”; as name for a collection of maps, said to be from illustrations of Atlas supporting the globe in early books of this kind]


(ˈæt ləs)

n., pl. At•las•es.
1. a Titan, condemned by Zeus to support the sky on his shoulders.
2. a person who supports a heavy burden; mainstay.
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Noun1.telamon - a figure of a man used as a supporting columntelamon - a figure of a man used as a supporting column
pillar, column - (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
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I myself, too, shall have a wonderful interest in there meeting and conversing with Palamedes, and Ajax the son of Telamon, and any other ancient hero who has suffered death through an unjust judgment; and there will be no small pleasure, as I think, in comparing my own sufferings with theirs.
The ghosts of other dead men stood near me and told me each his own melancholy tale; but that of Ajax son of Telamon alone held aloof--still angry with me for having won the cause in our dispute about the armour of Achilles.
He was not so great, nor nearly so great, as Ajax the son of Telamon.
Of the men, Ajax, son of Telamon, was much the foremost so long as Achilles' anger lasted, for Achilles excelled him greatly and he had also better horses; but Achilles was now holding aloof at his ships by reason of his quarrel with Agamemnon, and his people passed their time upon the sea shore, throwing discs or aiming with spears at a mark, and in archery.
53: The story has been taken from the "Great Eoiae"; for there we find Heracles entertained by Telamon, standing dressed in his lion-skin and praying, and there also we find the eagle sent by Zeus, from which Aias took his name (1).
1) When Heracles prayed that a son might be born to Telamon and Eriboea, Zeus sent forth an eagle in token that the prayer would be granted.
The soul which obtained the twentieth lot chose the life of a lion, and this was the soul of Ajax the son of Telamon, who would not be a man, remembering the injustice which was done him the judgment about the arms.
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