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n. Greek Mythology
The daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, who was offered as a sacrifice by Agamemnon but rescued by Artemis. She later became a priestess.
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the daughter of Agamemnon, taken by him to be sacrificed to Artemis, who saved her life and made her a priestess
Iph•i•ge•ni•a(ˌɪf ɪ dʒəˈnaɪ ə, -ˈni ə)
(in Greek myth) a daughter of Agamemnon, who was sacrificed by her father to gain fair winds for the Greek ships bound for Troy: in some versions of the myth, Artemis halted the sacrifice at the last instant.
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|Noun||1.||Iphigenia - (Greek mythology) the daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon; Agamemnon was obliged to offer her as a sacrifice to Artemis when the Greek fleet was becalmed on its way to Troy; Artemis rescued her and she later became a priestess|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks