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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈæ.ɡəʊn/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈæ.ɡoʊn/
Audio (AU) (file)
- Hyphenation: a‧gon
- (countable) A struggle or contest; conflict; especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a literary work.
- 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 134:
- It was not ecological pressure or shortages of protein, as anthropologist Marvin Harris has claimed; institutionalized violence, as opposed to the stylized agons of hunters over grievances, was the shadow side of the Neolithic Revolution.
- 2023 October 17, Volodymyr Yermolenko, “Europe seeks peace, not war. But will it be ready if war comes to Europe?”, in The Guardian, →ISSN:
- The other ethical system is that of agon. Agon is a battlefield. We enter agon not to exchange, but to fight. We dream of winning but are also prepared to lose – including to lose ourselves, even in the literal sense of dying for a great cause.
- (countable) An intellectual conflict or apparent competition of ideas.
- (countable) A contest in ancient Greece, as in athletics or music, in which prizes were awarded.
- (uncountable) A two-player board game played on a hexagonally-tiled board, popular in Victorian times.
- Synonym: queen's guard
a struggle or contest
a contest in ancient Greece
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- accusative singular of ago
- (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈa.ɡoːn/, [ˈäɡoːn]
- (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈa.ɡon/, [ˈäːɡon]
- a contest
- “agon”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- agon in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
- agon in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
- “agon”, in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
- Lewis & Short, A Latin Dictionary
|infinitive||(to) agon, ago|
|present tense||past tense|
|1st-person singular||ago||ayede, awente|
|2nd-person singular||agost, agest||ayedest, awentest|
|3rd-person singular||agoth, ageth||ayede, awente|
|plural1||agon, ago||ayeden, ayede, awenten, awente|
|imperative plural||agoth, ago||—|
|participles||agoynge, agonde||agon, ago|
1Sometimes used as a formal 2nd-person singular.
agon m inan
Declension of agon
See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.
- agon in Polish dictionaries at PWN
- agon (a struggle between the protagonist and antagonist)
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- (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ʔaː˧˧ ɣəwŋ͡m˧˧], [ʔaːk̚˧˦ ɣəwŋ͡m˧˧], [ʔaːk̚˧˨ʔ ɣəwŋ͡m˧˧]
- (Huế) IPA(key): [ʔaː˧˧ ɣəwŋ͡m˧˧], [ʔaːk̚˦˧˥ ɣəwŋ͡m˧˧], [ʔaːk̚˨˩ʔ ɣəwŋ͡m˧˧]
- (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʔaː˧˧ ɣəwŋ͡m˧˧], [ʔaːk̚˦˥ ɣəwŋ͡m˧˧], [ʔaːk̚˨˩˨ ɣəwŋ͡m˧˧]
- Phonetic: a gông, ác gông, ạc gông