Orestes

noun
Ores·​tes | \ ə-ˈre-(ˌ)stēz How to pronounce Orestes (audio) , 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

First Known Use of Orestes

1513, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Orestes

Latin, from Greek Orestēs

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“Orestes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orestes. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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