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.
Etymology and Origins
A “guide, philosopher, and friend,” so called after Mentor, the faithful friend and counsellor of Ulysses.
meront, Merton, metron
The numerical value of MENTOR in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of MENTOR in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of MENTOR in a Sentence
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell got a good mentor here.
Mr. Manafort is a mentor to Mr. Rick Gates, particularly to his own criminal activity.
When I am at the shooting range I am the coach and mentor, at the village I am the mother.
Thank God for a powerful mom and amazing mentor who saw more in me than I could see in myself.
A mentor's value is not always born by being right but by making you think twice or maybe thrice.
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- opastaa, mentori, ohjaaja, oppi-isä, ohjata, mentoroidaFinnish
- יועץ, מחנך. אב רוחניHebrew
- наставник, менторRussian
- mentorirati, mentorisatiSerbo-Croatian
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