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Meaning of Iphigenia

Iph•i•ge•ni•a

Pronunciation: (if"i-ju-nī'u, -nē'u), [key]
— n.
  1. the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra and sister of Orestes and Electra: when she was about to be sacrificed to ensure a wind to take the Greek ships to Troy, she was saved by Artemis, whose priestess she became.
  2. a female given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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