Laocoon

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La·oc·o·on

 (lā-ŏk′ə-ŏn′)
n. Greek Mythology
A Trojan priest of Apollo who was killed along with his two sons by two sea serpents for having warned his people of the Trojan horse.

Laocoon

(leɪˈɒkəʊˌɒn)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a priest of Apollo at Troy who warned the Trojans against the wooden horse left by the Greeks; killed with his twin sons by two sea serpents

La•oc•o•ön

(leɪˈɒk oʊˌɒn)

n.
a Trojan priest who, after warning against the acceptance of the wooden horse left at Troy by the Greeks, was killed along with his sons by two serpents.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Laocoon - (Greek mythology) the priest of Apollo who warned the Trojans to beware of Greeks bearing gifts when they wanted to accept the Trojan HorseLaocoon - (Greek mythology) the priest of Apollo who warned the Trojans to beware of Greeks bearing gifts when they wanted to accept the Trojan Horse; a god who favored the Greeks (Poseidon or Athena) sent snakes who coiled around Laocoon and his two twin sons killing them
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Translations

Laocoon

[leɪˈɒkəʊˌɒn] nLaocoonte
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And from the unfortunate Trojans: Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.
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