Laocoön

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noun La·oc·o·ön \lā-ˈä-kə-ˌwän\

Definition of Laocoön

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

Origin and Etymology of laocoön

Latin, from Greek Laokoōn


First Known Use: 1582


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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