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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, who was offered as a sacrifice by Agamemnon but rescued by Artemis. She later became a priestess.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. Nearly sacrificed by her father to ensure the safe journey of Greeks to Troy, she was saved by Artemis and made her priest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of bivalve mollusks of the family Donacidæ, comprising Iphigenia brasiliensis and related species.
  • n. A subgenus of Clausilia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Greek mythology) the daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon; Agamemnon was obliged to offer her as a sacrifice to Artemis when the Greek fleet was becalmed on its way to Troy; Artemis rescued her and she later became a priestess

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Ἰφιγένεια (Iphigeneia). (Wiktionary)

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