Orestes

noun

Ores·​tes ə-ˈre-(ˌ)stēz How to pronounce Orestes (audio)
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: the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra who with his sister Electra avenges his father by killing his mother and her lover Aegisthus

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek Orestēs

First Known Use

1513, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Orestes was in 1513

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Cite this Entry

“Orestes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orestes. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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