Main definitions of palamedean in English

: Palamedean1palamedean2

Palamedean1

adjective

  • Of or relating to Palamedes.

Origin

Mid 19th century. Partly from classical Latin Palamēdēus of or relating to Palamedes (from Palamēdēs (ancient Greek Παλαμήδης), the name of a proverbially ingenious Greek hero at the siege of Troy, said to have invented some of the letters of the alphabet and the game of draughts + -ēus, suffix forming adjectives) + -an, and partly from Byzantine Greek Παλαμήδειος (from the name of Παλαμήδης + -ειος, suffix forming adjectives) + -an.

Pronunciation

Palamedean

/ˌpaləˈmiːdɪən/

Main definitions of palamedean in English

: Palamedean1palamedean2

palamedean2

adjective

Ornithology
rare
  • Of or belonging to the group of birds comprising the former genus Palamedea (the screamers, now family Anhimidae).

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From scientific Latin † Palamedeae, use as order name of the plural of Palamedea, genus name + -an.

Pronunciation

palamedean

/ˌpaləˈmiːdɪən/