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English[]

Etymology[]

From Latin agōn, from Ancient Greek ἀγών (contest).

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Wikipedia

Singular
Agon

Plural
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  1. A struggle or contest; conflict; especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a literary work.
  2. A test of will; a conflict
    “Freud's originality stemmed from his aggression and ambition in his agon with biology” (Harold Bloom).
  3. A contest in ancient Greece, as in athletics or music, in which prizes were awarded.
  4. A two-player boardgame played with a hexagonally-tiled board, popular in Victorian times. Also known as queen's guard.

Related terms[]

  • Agonies
  • agony

Translations[]

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Anagrams[]

  • agno,
  • Gaon
  • Goan

Esperanto[]

Noun[]

agon

  1. accusative singular of ago

Latin[]

Noun[]

agōn (genitive agōnis); m, third declension

  1. a contest

Inflection[]

Number Singular Plural
nominative agōn agōnēs
genitive agōnis agōnum
dative agōnī agōnibus
accusative agōnem agōnēs
ablative agōne agōnibus
vocative agōn agōnēs

References[]

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