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).

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Noun[edit]

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agon (countable and uncountable, 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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Harold Bloom and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      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. (uncountable) A two-player board game played on a hexagonally-tiled board, popular in Victorian times.
    Synonym: 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

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative agōn agōnēs
Genitive agōnis agōnum
Dative agōnī agōnibus
Accusative agōnem agōnēs
Ablative agōne agōnibus
Vocative agōn agōnēs

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

agon m (plural agons or agones)

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

Vietnamese[edit]

Chemical element
Ar
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Etymology[edit]

From French argon, from English argon, from New Latin argon, from Ancient Greek ἀργόν (argón).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (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

Noun[edit]

agon

  1. argon