ἀγών

See also: αγών, ἀγῶν, and ἄγων

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Corresponding noun of Ancient Greek ἀγείρω (ageírō, to gather), with later senses from ἄγω (ágō, to lead). Confer Sanskrit गण (gaṇa, troop, gang, flock, tribe, assembly, company); Ancient Greek ᾰ̓γορᾱ́ (agorā́, assembly), Sanskrit ग्राम (grāma, multitude, troop, assembly, collective); Sanskrit आजि (ājí, race, competition, battle).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ᾰ̓γών (agṓnm (genitive ᾰ̓γῶνος); third declension

  1. a gathering, an assembly
    • Homer, The Iliad, 257-258
      αὐτὰρ Ἀχιλλεὺς αὐτοῦ λαὸν ἔρυκε καὶ ἵζανεν εὐρὺν ἀγῶνα [...]
      But Achilles stayed the folk even where they were, and made them to sit in a wide gathering [...] - A.T. Murray translation
  2. a contest, competition

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DescendantsEdit

  • Aramaic:
  • Old Armenian: ագոն (agon)
  • Coptic: ⲁⲅⲱⲛ (agōn)
  • Greek: αγών (agón) (learned), αγώνας (agónas)
  • Latin: agon
    • English: agon (struggle)
    • German: Agon
    • Portuguese: ágon

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