tritagonist

noun
tri·​tag·​o·​nist | \ (ˈ)trī¦tagənə̇st, -¦taig- \
plural -s

Definition of tritagonist

: the actor taking the part of third importance in a play (as in the ancient Greek theater) — compare deuteragonist, protagonist

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History and Etymology for tritagonist

Greek tritagōnistēs, from trit- + agōnistēs actor

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“Tritagonist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tritagonist. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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