noun Si·non \ˈsīˌnän\

Definition of Sinon



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

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Origin and Etymology of 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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feeling or affected by lethargy

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