Battle/War, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Telemachus

Telemachus is an Ancient Greek male name possibly meaning “far away from battle” or “fighting from afar”, maybe in reference to an archer. It’s made up from Ancient Greek têle (far away, far off) via Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (to turn, far); and mákhē (battle, combat) of uncertain origin, perhaps pre-Greek in origin. Telemachus is the son of Odysseus and Penelope who was only a baby when his father left for the Trojan war and is a young man by the time he returns. The first four books of the Odyssey focuses on  Telemachus and his attempts to find out any information about his father. According to some sources, Telemachus marries Nausicaa, a Phaeacian princess who helped his father.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Telemachos (Ancient Greek)
  • Télémaque (French)

 

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