Demosthenes

biographical name
De·​mos·​the·​nes | \ di-ˈmäs-thə-ˌnēz How to pronounce Demosthenes (audio) \

Definition of Demosthenes

384–322 b.c. Athenian orator and statesman

Other Words from Demosthenes

Demosthenic \ di-​ˌmäs-​ˈthe-​nik How to pronounce Demosthenic (audio) , ˌdē-​ , -​ˈthē-​ \ adjective

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