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pəˈnɛl ə piPene·lope

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Penelopenoun

    (Greek mythology) the wife of Odysseus and a symbol of devotion and fidelity; for 10 years while Odysseus fought the Trojan War she resisted numerous suitors until Odysseus returned and killed them

  2. Penelope, genus Penelopenoun

    a genus of guans (turkey-like arboreal birds valued as game and food birds)


  1. Penelopenoun

    The faithful wife of Odysseus.

    You would be another Penelope; yet, they say, all the yarn she spun in Ulysses' absence did but fill Ithaca with moths.

    Etymology: From Ancient Greek Πηνελόπη, possibly from πηνέλοψ ( pēnélops , " duck") .

  2. Penelopenoun

    A female given name from Ancient Greek.

    "She's a sort of pretend auntie - an old friend of Mummy's. Her real name's Miss Penelope Gill but we always call her Gillie."

    Etymology: From Ancient Greek Πηνελόπη, possibly from πηνέλοψ ( pēnélops , " duck") .

  3. Penelopenoun

    A town in Texas.

    Etymology: From Ancient Greek Πηνελόπη, possibly from πηνέλοψ ( pēnélops , " duck") .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Penelopenoun

    a genus of curassows, including the guans

    Etymology: [From. L. Penelope, the wife of Ulysses, the hero of the Odyssey, Gr. Phnelo`ph.]


  1. Penelope

    In Homer's Odyssey, Penelope is the faithful wife of Odysseus, who keeps her suitors at bay in his long absence and is eventually reunited with him. Her name has traditionally been associated with marital faithfulness, and so it was with the Greeks and Romans, but some recent feminist readings offer a more ambiguous interpretation.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Penelope

    the wife of Ulysses, celebrated for her conjugal fidelity during his twenty years' absence, in the later half of which an army of suitors pled for her hand, pleading that her husband would never return; but she put them all off by a promise of marriage as soon as she finished a web (called after Penelope's web) she was weaving, which she wove by day and undid at night, till their importunities took a violent form, when her husband arrived and delivered her.

Rap Dictionary

  1. penelopenoun

    Police. Listenin to the scanner, I hear the Penelope's say "Man uhh, them nigger boys, I can't stand uhh" -- E-40 featuring Suga T (Fed)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Penelope in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Penelope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Ben Stiller:

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