Gender Masculine
Scripts Λαέρτης(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /laː.ér.tɛːs/(Classical Greek) /leɪ.ˈɜɹ.tiːz/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Means "gatherer of the people" in Greek. This is the name of the father of Odysseus in Greek mythology. It was later utilized by Shakespeare for a character in his tragedy Hamlet (1600), in which he is the son of Polonius. His ultimate duel with Hamlet leads to both of their deaths.


Entry added June 9, 2023