Sinon

noun
Si·​non | \ ˈsīˌnän \
plural -s

Definition of Sinon

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

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History and Etymology for Sinon

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sinon. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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