protagonist

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From Ancient Greek πρωταγωνιστής (prōtagōnistḗs, a chief actor), from πρῶτος (prôtos, first) + ἀγωνιστής (agōnistḗs, a combatant, pleader, actor).

Surface analysis prot- (first) +‎ agonist (combatant, participant).

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protagonist (plural protagonists)

  1. The main character, or one of the main characters, in any story, such as a literary work or drama.
  2. A leading person in a contest; a principal performer.
  3. An advocate or champion of a cause or course of action.

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