Orestes

noun Ores·tes \ ə-ˈre-(ˌ)stēz , ȯ- \

Definition of Orestes

:the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra who with his sister Electra avenges his father by killing his mother and her lover Aegisthus

Origin and Etymology of orestes

Latin, from Greek Orestēs


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