See also: Agon, ágon, aĝon, agôn, and agöṅ

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 
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agon (countable and uncountable, plural agons or agones)

  1. (countable) A struggle or contest; conflict; especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a literary work.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 134:
      It was not ecological pressure or shortages of protein, as anthropologist Marvin Harris has claimed; institutionalized violence, as opposed to the stylized agons of hunters over grievances, was the shadow side of the Neolithic Revolution.
  2. (countable) An intellectual conflict or apparent competition of ideas.
    • March 23, 1986, Harold Bloom, “FREUD, THE GREATEST MODERN WRITER”, in New York Times[1]:
      Freud's originality stemmed from his aggression and ambition in his agon with biology.
  3. (countable) A contest in ancient Greece, as in athletics or music, in which prizes were awarded.
  4. (uncountable) A two-player board game played on a hexagonally-tiled board, popular in Victorian times.
    Synonym: queen's guard

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EsperantoEdit

NounEdit

agon

  1. accusative singular of ago

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἀγών (agṓn, contest).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

agōn m (genitive agōnis); third declension

  1. a contest

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative agōn agōnēs
Genitive agōnis agōnum
Dative agōnī agōnibus
Accusative agōnem agōnēs
Ablative agōne agōnibus
Vocative agōn agōnēs

DescendantsEdit

  • English: agon (struggle)
  • German: Agon
  • Portuguese: ágon

ReferencesEdit

  • agon”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • agon in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • agon in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • agon”, in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • Lewis & Short, A Latin Dictionary

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English āgān (to go out), from Proto-West Germanic *uʀgān.

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VerbEdit

agon

  1. to go, depart

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PolishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἀγών (agṓn).

NounEdit

agon m inan

  1. (Ancient Greece, historical) agon (contest)
DeclensionEdit
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adjectives
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Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

NounEdit

agon

  1. genitive plural of agona

Further readingEdit

  • agon in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • agon in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

agon m (plural agons or agones)

  1. agon (a struggle between the protagonist and antagonist)

VietnameseEdit

Chemical element
Ar
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EtymologyEdit

From French argon, from English argon, from New Latin argon, from Ancient Greek ἀργόν (argón).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ʔaː˧˧ ɣəwŋ͡m˧˧], [ʔaːk̚˧˦ ɣəwŋ͡m˧˧], [ʔaːk̚˧˨ʔ ɣəwŋ͡m˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʔaː˧˧ ɣəwŋ͡m˧˧], [ʔaːk̚˦˧˥ ɣəwŋ͡m˧˧], [ʔaːk̚˨˩ʔ ɣəwŋ͡m˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʔaː˧˧ ɣəwŋ͡m˧˧], [ʔaːk̚˦˥ ɣəwŋ͡m˧˧], [ʔaːk̚˨˩˨ ɣəwŋ͡m˧˧]
  • Phonetic: a gông, ác gông, ạc gông

NounEdit

agon

  1. argon