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

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agon (countable and uncountable, plural agons or agones)

  1. A struggle or contest; conflict; especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a literary work.
  2. An intellectual conflict or apparent competition of ideas.
    • Harold Bloom
      Freud's originality stemmed from his aggression and ambition in his agon with biology.
  3. 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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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

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agon m (plural agons or agones)

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

VietnameseEdit

Chemical element
Ar Previous: clo (Cl)
Next: kali (K)

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