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

Examples of Orestes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like his father, Chicago White Sox great Minnie Miñoso, Orestes Arrieta Miñoso Jr. who mostly went by the name Orestes Arrieta, distinguished himself in athletics and played professional baseball throughout the 1970s in the minor leagues and in Mexico. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, 25 Mar. 2022 There was nothing mini about Saturnino Orestes Armas Miñoso on the field. CBS News, 5 Dec. 2021

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Word History


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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“Orestes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orestes. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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