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Meaning of "agon" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AGON

Greek: contest, from agein to lead.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AGON

agon  [ˈæɡəʊn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AGON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Agon is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AGON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Agon

Agon is an ancient Greek word in reference to several things. In general, the term refers to a struggle or contest. In its broader sense of a struggle or contest, agon referred to a contest in athletics, chariot or horse racing, music or literature at a public festival in ancient Greece.

Definition of agon in the English dictionary

The definition of agon in the dictionary is a festival at which competitors contended for prizes. Among the best known were the Olympic, Pythian, Nemean, and Isthmian Games.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AGON


alone
əˈləʊn
bone
bəʊn
cogon
ˈkəʊɡəʊn
epigone
ˈɛpɪˌɡəʊn
grown
ɡrəʊn
iPhone
ˈaɪˌfəʊn
known
nəʊn
loan
ləʊn
Mon
məʊn
orgone
ˈɔːɡəʊn
own
əʊn
perigone
ˈpɛrɪɡəʊn
phone
fəʊn
shown
ʃəʊn
smartphone
ˈsmɑːtˌfəʊn
stone
stəʊn
telephone
ˈtɛlɪˌfəʊn
tone
təʊn
unknown
ʌnˈnəʊn
zone
zəʊn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AGON

agoing
agonal
agone
agonic
agonic line
agonies
agonise
agonised
agonisedly
agonising
agonisingly
agonist
agonistic
agonistical
agonistically
agonize
agonized
agonizedly
agonizing
agonizingly

WORDS THAT END LIKE AGON

Aragon
argon
bandwagon
dragon
ergon
Gorgon
hexagon
jargon
jump on the bandwagon
octagon
Oregon
paragon
pentagon
polygon
Saigon
snapdragon
station wagon
the Wagon
wagon
Yangon

Synonyms and antonyms of agon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «agon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AGON

Find out the translation of agon to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of agon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «agon» in English.

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雅安
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

agon
570 millions of speakers

English

agon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Agon
380 millions of speakers
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AGON
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

агон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

agon
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Agon
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

agôn
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Agon
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Agon
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アゴン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

AGON
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Agon
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

agon
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Agon
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एगॉन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

agon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

agon
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Agon
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

агон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

agon
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

αγών
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Agon
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

agon
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Agon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of agon

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AGON»

The term «agon» is quite widely used and occupies the 52.096 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AGON» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «agon» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «agon» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about agon

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AGON»

Discover the use of agon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to agon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Call of Agon
THE LAST LINE.
Dean F. Wilson, 2013
2
Entering the Agon : Dissent and Authority in Homer, ...
This book investigates one of the most characteristic and prominent features of ancient Greek literature - the scene of debate or agon, in which with varying degrees of formality characters square up to each other and engage in a contest of ...
Elton T. E. Barker, 2009
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Agon: towards a theory of revisionism
Critical essays examine the works of a wide range of authors, including Walt Whitman, Sigmund Freud, Hart Crane, and Ralph Waldo Emerson
Harold Bloom, 1982
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Agon, Logos, Polis:
Ten papers, from a conference held at Ohio State University in 1997, reconsider Greek experience and its lessons for later cultures from a variety of perspectives.
Jóhann Páll Árnason, Peter Murphy, 2001
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Socratic Charis: Philosophy Without the Agon
This work offers an evaluation of Plato's portrayal of “Socrates” in relation to models of the ancient Greek “agon”, oral poetic performance, and the practices of “xenia”.
Lisa Atwood Wilkinson, 2013
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The Agon of Modernism: Wyndham Lewis's Allegories, ...
"Lewis's political writings present ambiguities: his stated belief in the autonomy of art from life is contradicted by other statements he made and by his critical analyses of writers; and his political writings blur any a priori generic ...
Anne Quéma, 1999
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The Agon in Euripides
* All Greek transliterated Michael Lloyd offers a general account of the agon, or formal debate, in Euripides, and examines interpretations of the more important agones, giving special attention to their dramatic context and function.
Michael Lloyd, 1992
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Paul and the Agon Motif: Traditional Athletic Imagery in the ...
A decided hellenisation of the Christian Agon of faith can be detected especially in the writings of Chrysostom and Gregory of Nazianzus.2 Both show a return to the Stoic features of the Agon against the passions in the pursuit of virtue. This is  ...
Victor C. Pfitzner, 1967
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The myth of Apollo and Daphne from Ovid to Quevedo: love, ...
The Myth of Apollo and Daphne focuses on the themes of love, agon, and the grotesque and their transformations as the writers, through a kind of artificial mythopoeia, invent variants for the tale, altering the ancient model to create their ...
Mary E. Barnard, 1987
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The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative
Chapter. 5. Closure. Conflict: the. agon. If, with its immense rhetorical resources, narrative is an instrument of power, it is often about power as well. This is because, in almost every narrative of any interest, there is a conflict in which power is at ...
H. Porter Abbott, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AGON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term agon is used in the context of the following news items.
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Boise Hawks' new owners hope to build multi-use development
The Boise Hawks' new ownership group, Agon Sports and Entertainment, came into Boise last fall well aware of the club's desire for a new ... «The Idaho Statesman, Jul 15»
2
'Digital and beauty are the perfect match' – L'Oréal CEO Jean-Paul …
Jean-Paul Agon: We're very lucky because digital and beauty are the perfect match. Our industry is the one benefiting most from this new digital ... «The Drum, Jul 15»
3
Clergy column: God is more than enough
These were also “agonistic” cultures (from the Greek word agon, for a competition, like a wrestling match). There was no such thing as a middle ... «Centre Daily Times, Jun 15»
4
Kennedy Lohman Commits to Arizona
Agon is the proud sponsor of all high school coverage (recruiting, results, state championships, etc.) on SwimmingWorld.com. For more ... «Swimming World Magazine, Jun 15»
5
Wisconsin-Milwaukee Swimming and Diving Adds Eight
Agon is the proud sponsor of all high school coverage (recruiting, results, state championships, etc.) on SwimmingWorld.com. For more ... «Swimming World Magazine, Jun 15»
6
Benin's new French-born premier sets the record straight
Benin's new French-born premier sets the record straight. AFP. By Benjamin Agon June 23, 2015 2:31 PM. · · · · Content preferences ... «Yahoo News, Jun 15»
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Hulk, Silver Surfer & More: 5 Most Powerful Beings in Marvel!
Born Blackagar Boltagon, son of Agon and Rynda, two of the Inhuman's greatest geneticists. His power far exceeded most of the citizens of ... «moviepilot.com, Jun 15»
8
SC Supreme Court: Project Jackson upheld, open-meeting laws …
Jeff Eiseman, president of the Green-Jackets and team owner Agon Sports and Entertainment, said the ruling allows the team to open its 2017 ... «Columbia County News Times, Jun 15»
9
Duke Welcomes Transfer Anna Quinn to Women's Team
Agon is the proud sponsor of all high school coverage (recruiting, results, state championships, etc.) on SwimmingWorld.com. For more ... «Swimming World Magazine, Jun 15»
10
Boise Hawks won't broadcast games on the radio this season
Jeff Eiseman, president of Agon Sports & Entertainment, said with more than $500,000 sunk into improvements at Memorial Stadium, a radio ... «The Idaho Statesman, Jun 15»

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