αγών

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

As in Ancient Greek ἀγών (agṓn, contest). Compare inherited αγώνας (agónas).

Noun[edit]

αγών (agónm (plural αγώνες)

  1. (Katharevousa) Monotonic spelling of ἀγών (ἀgón) 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.

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