/iˈdʒɪsθəs/ (say ee'jisthuhs)

noun Greek Legend
the cousin of Agamemnon; seduced Clytemnestra in the absence of her husband, Agamemnon, and later killed by her son, Orestes.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Aegisthus — Aegisthus, Sohn des Thyestes, verführte Agamemnons Weib Klytemnestra, während dieser vor Troja focht, ermordete ihn nach der Rückkehr von Troja und fiel selbst 7 Jahre später durch die Rache des Orestes …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • AEGISTHUS — Bcli prisci fil. (hunc tamen Apollodorus Neptuni et Libyae filium facit, et Aegyptum vocat) et Danai frater: lege et vide Aegyptus …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Aegisthus — [ē jis′thəs] n. [L < Gr Aigisthos] Gr. Myth. the son of Thyestes and lover of Clytemnestra: he helps her to kill her husband, Agamemnon …   English World dictionary

  • Aegisthus — In Greek mythology, Aegisthus (Ancient Greek: polytonic|Αίγισθος, goat strength mdash; also transliterated as Aegisthos or Aigísthos) was the son of Thyestes and of his daughter, Pelopia.Thyestes felt he had been deprived of the Mycenean throne… …   Wikipedia

  • Aegisthus — noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Aigisthos Date: 1567 a lover of Clytemnestra slain with her by her son Orestes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Aegisthus — /ee jis theuhs/, n. Class. Myth. a cousin of Agamemnon who seduced Clytemnestra, Agamemnon s wife, and was later killed by Orestes. * * * …   Universalium

  • Aegisthus — Ae•gis•thus [[t]iˈdʒɪs θəs[/t]] n. myt a cousin of Agamemnon who seduced Clytemnestra and was later killed by Orestes …   From formal English to slang

  • Aegisthus — noun (Greek mythology) the seducer of Clytemnestra and murderer of Agamemnon who usurped the throne of Mycenae until Agamemnon s son Orestes returned home and killed him • Topics: ↑Greek mythology • Instance Hypernyms: ↑mythical being …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quaeritur: Aegisthus quare sit factus adulter? — См. Праздность есть мать всех пороков …   Большой толково-фразеологический словарь Михельсона (оригинальная орфография)

  • Aegisth — Aegisthus wird von Orestes und Pylades ermordet. Aigisthos (altgr. Αίγισθος, Bedeutung nicht genau bekannt, vielleicht Kraft der Ziege; lat. Aegisthus) gehört in der griechischen Mythologie zum verrufenen Geschlecht der Tantaliden und ist ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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