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n. Greek Mythology
The son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, who with his sister Electra avenged the murder of his father by murdering his mother and her lover Aegisthus.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, who killed his mother and her lover Aegisthus in revenge for their murder of his father
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O•res•tes(ɔˈrɛs tiz, oʊˈrɛs-)
the legendary son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, who, together with his sister Electra, avenged the murder of his father by killing his mother and her lover, Aegisthus.
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|Noun||1.||Orestes - (Greek mythology) the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra; his sister Electra persuaded him to avenge Agamemnon's death by killing Clytemnestra and Aegisthus|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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