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 (lā-ûr′tēz, -âr′-)
n. Greek Mythology
The father of Odysseus.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the father of Odysseus


(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
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You can teach me, and then when we play HAMLET, you can be Laertes, and we'll make a fine thing of the fencing scene.
Wopsle through his struggle with Laertes on the brink of the orchestra and the grave, and slackened no more until he had tumbled the king off the kitchen-table, and had died by inches from the ankles upward.
Neererhe drew, and many a walk travers'd Of stateliest Covert, Cedar, Pine, or Palme, Then voluble and bold, now hid, now seen Among thick-wov'n Arborets and Flours Imborderd on each Bank, the hand of EVE: Spot more delicious then those Gardens feign'd Or of reviv'd ADONIS, or renownd ALCINOUS, host of old LAERTES Son, Or that, not Mystic, where the Sapient King Held dalliance with his faire EGYPTIAN Spouse.
6} Our fathers were friends before us, as old Laertes will tell you, if you will go and ask him.
Laertes had bought her with his own money when she was quite young; he gave the worth of twenty oxen for her, and shewed as much respect to her in his household as he did to his own wedded wife, but he did not take her to his bed for he feared his wife's resentment.
Astute and ruthless, he could have rivalled in resource the unfortunate son of Laertes and Anticlea.
He had not as yet laid a hand upon his ship, for he was grieved and sorry; so she went close up to him and said, "Ulysses, noble son of Laertes, are you going to fling yourselves into your ships and be off home to your own land in this way?
I am the same philosopher who wrote each of the three hundred treatises commemorated by Diogenes Laertes.
21-27) And from Ithaca the sacred might of Odysseus, Laertes son, who knew many-fashioned wiles, sought her to wife.
Laertes returns to France with a condom in his suitcase, Polonius is shot rather than stabbed and the gravedigging scene involves safety cones and a high visibility tabard.
Within this unique framework, the cast delivers a viscerally powerful performance that stands on its own dramatic merits with Ari Fliakos as a formidable Claudius, Kate Valk a winsome Ophelia, Casey Spooner appearing as a volatile, rock-singing Laertes, and Roy Faudree as pompous Polonius.
77); while the Folio prince, apologizing to Laertes in the fencing scene, talks of shooting his arrow over the house and hurting his 'mother' and not his 'brother' (v.