tritagonist

noun

tri·​tag·​o·​nist
(ˈ)trī¦tagənə̇st,
-¦taig-
plural -s
: the actor taking the part of third importance in a play (as in the ancient Greek theater) compare deuteragonist, protagonist

Word History

Etymology

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 20 Jul. 2024.

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