Actaeon

noun
Ac·​tae·​on | \ ak-ˈtē-ən How to pronounce Actaeon (audio) \

Definition of Actaeon

: a hunter turned into a stag and killed by his own hounds for having seen Artemis bathing

First Known Use of Actaeon

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Actaeon

Latin, from Greek Aktaiōn

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“Actaeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Actaeon. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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