- (in ancient Greece) the actor next in importance to the protagonist.
Origin of deuteragonist
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The balance of the story is preserved by a sort of deuteragonist called the waki, who may also have his tsure.Plays of Old Japan
Marie C. Stopes
- (in ancient Greek drama) the character next in importance to the protagonist, esp the antagonist
C19: from Greek deuteragōnistēs, from deutero- + agōnistēs contestant, actor