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
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Dit begin met die vertaling van Homeros se vertelling oor Odusseus se aankoms by sy huis en die wyse waarop die gode saamspeel dat die eerste nag waar Penelopeia en haar man weer saam is, verleng word.
Sixteen years later he has yet to return, and his kingdom, Ithaka, is suffering a slow decline while suitors line up at the door of his wife, Penelopeia.
Novelas como La hora violeta de Montserrat Roig (1980), poemarios como Fatal (1989) de la venezolana Alicia Torres o el reciente The Penelopeia (2003) de la norteamericana Jane Rawlings, que cuenta por boca de una Penelope fuerte y autonoma como esta y sus dos hijas gemelas, habidas tras la partida de Ulises a Troya, parten al oraculo de Delfos en busca de respuestas para su destino, demuestran la vigencia del mito.