Antigone

noun
An·​tig·​o·​ne | \ an-ˈti-gə-(ˌ)nē How to pronounce Antigone (audio) \

Definition of Antigone

: a daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta who buries her brother Polynices' body against the order of her uncle Creon

First Known Use of Antigone

1570, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Antigone

Greek Antigonē

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“Antigone.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Antigone. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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