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 (lā-ûr′tēz, -âr′-)
n. Greek Mythology
The father of Odysseus.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the father of Odysseus
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(leɪˈɜr tiz, -ˈɛər-)

1. the father of Odysseus in Greek legend.
2. the brother of Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
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Noun1.Laertes - (Greek mythology) the father of Odysseus
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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