Iphigenia
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Iphigeneia Date: 1563 a daughter of Agamemnon nearly sacrificed by him to Artemis but saved by her and made a priestess

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  • Iphigenia — IPHIGENIA, æ, Gr. Ἰφιγένεια, ας, (⇒ Tab. XXX.) 1 §. Namen. Dieser soll ursprünglich von Jephtha herkommen, woraus Iphis gemacht worden, und Iphigenia, so viel als genita ex Iphe, oder Jephtha Tochter heißen. Voss. Theol. gent. l. I. c. 23. Sie… …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • IPHIGENIA — Agamemnonis et Clytaemnestrae filia. de qua fabulam huiusmodi, occasione ex filiae Iephthae, in sacris Historiâ sinc dubio prtitâ, comminiseuntur Poetae. Cum Agmemnon in Aulide cervum Dianae imprudens occidisset, Dea indignata. contrariis… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Iphigenia — Iphigenia, Name der Heldin einer altgriech. Sage, gewissermaßen die Tochter Jephtas (Richt. cap. 11.) oder ein weiblicher Isaak im hellen. Gewande, durch Euripides, Racine, Glucks Opern und vor allem durch ein Meisterwerk Göthes bekannt. I. war… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Iphigenia — [if΄ə jə nī′ə] n. [L < Gr Iphigeneia] Gr. Myth. a daughter of Agamemnon, offered by him as a sacrifice to Artemis and, in some versions, saved by the goddess, who makes her a priestess …   English World dictionary

  • Iphigenia — Iphigenie (auch Iphigeneía, Iphigenia oder Iphianassa) ist in der griechischen Mythologie die älteste Tochter von Agamemnon (dem König von Mykene auf der Peloponnes) und Klytämnestra und die Schwester von Orestes, Elektra und Chrysothemis. Kymon… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Iphigenia — Iphigenie, Iphigenia griechischer Ursprung, Bedeutung: von Geburt an kräftig. Bekannt aus der griechischen Mythologie sowie literarischen Bearbeitungen, z.B. Goethes »Iphigenie auf Tauris« (1779) …   Deutsch namen

  • Iphigenia — /if i jeuh nuy euh, nee euh/, n. 1. Class. Myth. 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… …   Universalium

  • Iphigenia — noun The daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. Nearly sacrificed by her father to ensure the safe journey of Greeks to Troy, she was saved by Artemis and made her priest …   Wiktionary

  • IPHIGENIA —    the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra; her father having killed a favourite deer belonging to Artemis in Aulis as he was setting out for Troy, the goddess was offended, and CALCHAS (q.v.), when consulted, told him she could only be… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Iphigenia — n. (Greek Mythology) daughter of Agamemnon …   English contemporary dictionary

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