αγών

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀγών ‎(agṓn, contest).

Noun[edit]

αγών ‎(agónm ‎(plural αγώνες)

  1. (dated) drudgery (of an event or match)

Usage notes[edit]

The αγών is the suffering bit of the star of a Greek tragedy. Oedipus's αγών is the slow realization that he is the husband of his mother. Hence agony.

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

see: αγώνας m ‎(agónas, struggle, match)