Meaning of Orestes


Pronunciation: (ô-res'tēz, ō-res'-), [key]
— n.
  1. the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, and the brother of Electra and Iphigenia: he avenged the murder of Agamemnon by killing Clytemenestra and her lover, Aegisthus, then was pursued by the Furies until saved by Athena.
  2. (italics) a tragedy (408 b.c.) by Euripides.
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