Laocoön

noun
La·​oc·​o·​ön | \ lā-ˈä-kə-ˌwän How to pronounce Laocoön (audio) \

Definition of Laocoön

: a Trojan priest killed with his sons by two sea serpents after warning the Trojans against the wooden horse

First Known Use of Laocoön

1582, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Laocoön

Latin, from Greek Laokoōn

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“Laocoön.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Laoco%C3%B6n. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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