An·​tig·​o·​ne an-ˈti-gə-(ˌ)nē How to pronounce Antigone (audio)
: a daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta who buries her brother Polynices' body against the order of her uncle Creon

Word History


Greek Antigonē

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Antigone was in 1570

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“Antigone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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