A male figure used as a pillar to support an entablature or other structure.
Early 17th century: via Latin from Greek telamōnes, plural of Telamōn, the name of a mythical hero.
“While time has obscured the faces and features, you can still tell the structure is held up by telamon.”
The last stage of life; old age.
Senectitude comes from the Medieval Latin noun senectitūdō meaning “old age,” which in turn comes from Classical Latin senectūs, a derivative of the noun senex meaning “old man.” Senectitude entered English in the late 1700s, more precisely, in 1796 in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels