mentor, wise man(verb)
a wise and trusted guide and advisor
serve as a teacher or trusted counselor
"The famous professor mentored him during his years in graduate school"; "She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like mentoring"
A wise and trusted counselor or teacher
To act as someone's mentor
Odysseus's trusted counselor. He was assigned the responsibility to raise Odysseus's son Telemachus, while Odysseus was away fighting in Troy
Origin: From Μέντωρ.
a wise and faithful counselor or monitor
Origin: [From Mentor, the counselor of Telemachus, Gr. Me`ntwr, prop., counselor. Cf. Monitor.]
In Greek mythology, Mentor was the son of Alcimus or Anchialus or Heracles and Asopis. In his old age Mentor was a friend of Odysseus who placed Mentor and Odysseus' foster-brother Eumaeus in charge of his son Telemachus, and of Odysseus' palace, when Odysseus left for the Trojan War. When Athena visited Telemachus she took the disguise of Mentor to hide herself from the suitors of Telemachus' mother Penelope. As Mentor, the goddess encouraged Telemachus to stand up against the suitors and go abroad to find out what happened to his father. When Odysseus returned to Ithaca, Athena appeared briefly in the form of Mentor again at Odysseus' palace. Because of Mentor's relationship with Telemachus, and the disguised Athena's encouragement and practical plans for dealing with personal dilemmas, the personal name Mentor has been adopted in English as a term meaning someone who imparts wisdom to and shares knowledge with a less experienced colleague.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
men′tor, n. a wise counsellor.—adj. Mentor′ial. [Gr. Mentōr, the tutor of Telemachus.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a friend of Ulysses, and the tutor of his son Telemachus, whose form and voice Athena assumed in order to persuade his pupil to retain and maintain the courage and astuteness of his father.
meront, Merton, metron
The numerical value of mentor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of mentor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A mentor's value is not always born by being right but by making you think twice or maybe thrice.
He's one of my mentors, and he's been very influential and played a big role in my life as a friend and mentor.
I realized that the world was moving on but in a lot of respects, I wasn't, heidi ended up pairing me up with another woman who was a mentor, who had lost her father in an aircraft disaster.
I looked up to you. I wanted to be like you. But Redtail was my mentor. I owe him more than any cat. And you killed him. You killed him and betrayed the Clan. I'd rather die than follow you!
He was more than a coach - he was my mentor, my teacher, my second father, coach was always there for me whenever I needed him and I loved him for it. In teaching me the game of basketball, he taught me about life.
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- opastaa, mentori, ohjaaja, oppi-isä, ohjata, mentoroidaFinnish
- יועץ, מחנך. אב רוחניHebrew
- наставник, менторRussian
- mentorirati, mentorisatiSerbo-Croatian
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