deuteragonist

noun deu·ter·ag·o·nist \ ˌdü-tə-ˈra-gə-nist also ˌdyü- \

Definition of deuteragonist

1 :the actor taking the part of second importance in a classical Greek drama
2 :a person who serves as a foil to another

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Origin and Etymology of deuteragonist

Greek deuteragōnistēs, from deuter- + agōnistēs combatant, actor — more at protagonist


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