nestor

[ nes-ter, -tawr ]SEE DEFINITION OF nestor
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NESTOR

"You wrote some remarkable things for the Nestor," said the colonel, now hesitating.

"Of course it is, Jennie, or he wouldn't be out in it," said Miss Nestor hastily.

Thus he said: but the Gerenian knight Nestor disobeyed him not.

Agamemnon and the other wounded chiefs visit the battle with Nestor.

But he hastened to go to Nestor, the shepherd of the people.

"It is a wonder that Nestor permitted you to leave the boat," observed the other.

Nestor, the Russian historian, tells us the story of Igor's death.

The Nestor of the faculty was Daubenton, who was born in 1716.

The assembly dispersed, and Nestor, with his guest and his sons, retired to his palace.

Nestor recognized that Telemachos was attended by the goddess, and offered a prayer to her.

WORD ORIGIN

name for "old king renowned for wise counsel," 1580s, from Greek, name of the aged and wise hero in the "Iliad," king of Pylus, who outlived three generations. Klein says the name is literally "one who blesses," and is related to nostimos "blessed;" Watkins connects it with the root of the first element in nostalgia.

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