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.”
A conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject./ A collection of essays or papers on a particular subject by a number of contributors.
Late 16th century (denoting a drinking party): via Latin from Greek sumposion, from sumpotēs ‘fellow drinker’, from sun- ‘together’ + potēs ‘drinker’.