[nes-ter, -tawr] /ˈnɛs tər, -tɔr/
noun, Classical Mythology.
the oldest and wisest of the Greeks in the Trojan War and a king of Pylos.
(Greek myth) the oldest and wisest of the Greeks in the Trojan War
(sometimes not capital) a wise old man; sage
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.
[ne-stawr-ee-uh n, -stohr-] /nɛˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-/ noun 1. one of a sect of followers of who denied the hypostatic union and were represented as maintaining the existence of two distinct persons in Christ. /nɛˈstɔːrɪəˌnɪzəm/ noun 1. the doctrine that Christ was two distinct persons, divine and human, implying a denial that the Virgin Mary […]
[ne-stawr-ee-uh n, -stohr-] /nɛˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-/ noun 1. one of a sect of followers of who denied the hypostatic union and were represented as maintaining the existence of two distinct persons in Christ. n. in Church history (mid-15c.), a follower of Nestorius (Latinized form of Nestor), 5c. patriarch of Constantinople, whose doctrine attributed distinct […]
[ne-stawr-ee-uh s, -stohr-] /nɛˈstɔr i əs, -ˈstoʊr-/ noun 1. died a.d. 451? Syrian ecclesiastic: patriarch of Constantinople 428–431. /nɛˈstɔːrɪəs/ noun 1. died ?451 ad, Syrian churchman; patriarch of Constantinople (428–431); deposed for heresy by the Council of Ephesus
[nest] /nɛst/ noun 1. a pocketlike, usually more or less circular structure of twigs, grass, mud, etc., formed by a bird, often high in a tree, as a place in which to lay and incubate its eggs and rear its young; any protected place used by a bird for these purposes. 2. a place used […]