Iphigenia

noun
Iph·​i·​ge·​nia | \ ˌi-fə-jə-ˈnī-ə How to pronounce Iphigenia (audio) \

Definition of Iphigenia

: a daughter of Agamemnon nearly sacrificed by him to Artemis but saved by her and made a priestess

First Known Use of Iphigenia

1563, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Iphigenia

Latin, from Greek Iphigeneia

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“Iphigenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Iphigenia. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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