Aegisthus

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Ae·gis·thus

 (ĭ-jĭs′thəs)
n. Greek Mythology
The son of Thyestes and lover of Clytemnestra. He helped Clytemnestra kill her husband Agamemnon upon Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War.

Aegisthus

(iːˈdʒɪsθəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a cousin to and the murderer of Agamemnon, whose wife Clytemnestra he had seduced. He usurped the kingship of Mycenae until Orestes, Agamemnon's son, returned home and killed him

Ae•gis•thus

(iˈdʒɪs θəs)

n.
a cousin of Agamemnon who seduced Clytemnestra and was later killed by Orestes.
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Noun1.Aegisthus - (Greek mythology) the seducer of Clytemnestra and murderer of Agamemnon who usurped the throne of Mycenae until Agamemnon's son Orestes returned home and killed him
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