Iphigenia definition

  • noun:
    • Greek Mythology The girl of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, who had been offered as a sacrifice by Agamemnon but rescued by Artemis. She later on became a priestess.
    • A genus of bivalve mollusks associated with the family members Donacid√¶, comprising Iphigenia brasiliensis and relevant types.
    • A subgenus of Clausilia.
    • (Greek mythology) the child of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon; Agamemnon had been obliged available this lady as a sacrifice to Artemis when the Greek fleet was becalmed coming to Troy; Artemis rescued this lady and she later on became a priestess
  • proper-noun:
    • The child of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. Almost sacrificed by the woman father to ensure the safe trip of Greeks to Troy, she had been conserved by Artemis and made the woman priest.

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