Actaeon

noun

Ac·​tae·​on ak-ˈtē-ən How to pronounce Actaeon (audio)
: a hunter turned into a stag and killed by his own hounds for having seen Artemis bathing

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Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek Aktaiōn

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Actaeon was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Actaeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Actaeon. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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