plural -s
: one who deceives and betrays by false tales : one guilty of perfidy

Word History


from Sinon, a relative of Odysseus described in the Aeneid (epic poem by Vergil †19 b.c. Roman poet) as the Greek who by a false tale induced the Trojans to drag the wooden horse into Troy, from Latin, from Greek Sinōn

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“Sinon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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