Aegisthus

noun
Ae·​gis·​thus | \ i-ˈjis-thəs How to pronounce Aegisthus (audio) \

Definition of Aegisthus

: a lover of Clytemnestra slain with her by her son Orestes

First Known Use of Aegisthus

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aegisthus

Latin, from Greek Aigisthos

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“Aegisthus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aegisthus. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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