agon

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See also: Agon, ágon, aĝon, and agöṅ

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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.
    • Harold Bloom
      Freud's originality stemmed from his aggression and ambition in his agon with biology.
  3. A contest in ancient Greece, as in athletics or music, in which prizes were awarded.
  4. A two-player board game 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]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀγών (agṓn, contest).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

agōn m (genitive agōnis); third declension

  1. a contest

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

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

References[edit]

  • agon in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “agon”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • agon in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • agon in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • Lewis & Short, A Latin Dictionary

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Noun[edit]

agon m (plural agons or agones)

  1. agon (a struggle between the protagonist and antagonist)