agon

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin agōn, from Ancient Greek ἀγών (agōn, contest).

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Noun[edit]

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agon (plural agons or agones)

  1. A struggle or contest; conflict; especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a literary work.
  2. An intellectual conflict or apparent competition of ideas.
    “Freud's originality stemmed from his aggression and ambition in his agon with biology” (Harold Bloom).
  3. A contest in ancient Greece, as in athletics or music, in which prizes were awarded.
  4. A two-player boardgame played with a hexagonally-tiled board, popular in Victorian times. Also known as queen's guard.

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Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

agon

  1. accusative singular of ago

Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

agōn m (genitive agōnis); third declension

  1. a contest

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative agōn agōnēs
genitive agōnis agōnum
dative agōnī agōnibus
accusative agōnem agōnēs
ablative agōne agōnibus
vocative agōn agōnēs

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