Agamemnon

noun
Ag·​a·​mem·​non | \ ˌa-gə-ˈmem-ˌnän How to pronounce Agamemnon (audio) , -nən \

Definition of Agamemnon

: a king of Mycenae and leader of the Greeks in the Trojan War

First Known Use of Agamemnon

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Agamemnon

Latin, from Greek Agamemnōn

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“Agamemnon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Agamemnon. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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