Iph·​i·​ge·​nia ˌi-fə-jə-ˈnī-ə How to pronounce Iphigenia (audio)
: a daughter of Agamemnon nearly sacrificed by him to Artemis but saved by her and made a priestess

Word History


Latin, from Greek Iphigeneia

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Iphigenia was in 1563

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“Iphigenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Iphigenia. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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