ἀγών

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See also: αγών, ἀγῶν, and ἄγων

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Corresponding noun of Ancient Greek ἀγείρω (ageírō, to gather), with later senses from ἄγω (ágō, to lead). Confer Sanskrit गण (gaṇa, troop, gang, flock, tribe, assembly, company); Ancient Greek ᾰ̓γορᾱ́ (agorā́, assembly), Sanskrit ग्राम (grāma, multitude, troop, assembly, collective); Sanskrit आजि (ājí, race, competition, battle).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ᾰ̓γών (agṓnm (genitive ᾰ̓γῶνος); third declension

  1. a gathering, an assembly
    • Homer, The Iliad, 257-258
      αὐτὰρ Ἀχιλλεὺς αὐτοῦ λαὸν ἔρυκε καὶ ἵζανεν εὐρὺν ἀγῶνα [...]
      But Achilles stayed the folk even where they were, and made them to sit in a wide gathering [...] - A.T. Murray translation
  2. a contest, competition

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Aramaic:
    • Classical Syriac: ܐܓܘܢܐ(ʾaggōnāʾ)
  • Coptic: ⲁⲅⲱⲛ (agōn)
  • English: agon (struggle)
  • German: Agon
  • Greek: αγών (agón), αγώνας (agónas)
  • Latin: agon
  • Old Armenian: ագոն (agon)
  • Portuguese: ágon

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