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

  • n. Greek Mythology The king of Mycenae and leader of the Greeks in the Trojan War, who was the son of Atreus and the father of Orestes, Electra, and Iphigenia. He was killed by his wife Clytemnestra upon his return from Troy.

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  • proper n. One of the most distinguished heroes of Greek mythology. He is the son of King Atreus of Mycenae and Queen Aerope, and brother of Menelaus. He is attributed with rallying the Greeks for the Trojan War

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  • n. (Greek mythology) the king who lead the Greeks against Troy in the Trojan War

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Ἀγαμέμνων (Agamemnōn, "very resolute"). (Wiktionary)

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