AGON

agon

(noun) a festivity in ancient Greece at which competitors contended for prizes

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

agon (countable and uncountable, plural agons or agones)

A struggle or contest; conflict; especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a literary work.

An intellectual conflict or apparent competition of ideas.

A contest in ancient Greece, as in athletics or music, in which prizes were awarded.

(uncountable) A two-player board game played on a hexagonally-tiled board, popular in Victorian times.

Synonym: queen's guard

Anagrams

• Gano, Gaon, Goan, Nago, Noga, gaon, goan

Source: Wiktionary


Ag"on, n.; pl. Agones. Etym: [Gr. (Gr. Antiq.)

Definition: A contest for a prize at the public games.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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