Elec·​tra i-ˈlek-trə How to pronounce Electra (audio)
: a sister of Orestes who aids him in killing their mother Clytemnestra

Word History


Latin, from Greek Ēlektra

First Known Use

1580, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Electra was in 1580

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“Electra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Electra. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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