noun, plural Myr·mi·dons, Myr·mid·o·nes [mur-mid-n-eez] /mɜrˈmɪd nˌiz/.
Origin of Myrmidon
Examples from the Web for myrmidon
But the sword of Achilles, if it tired him, was bound to be of insupportable weight to a myrmidon.The Mesmerist's Victim|Alexandre Dumas
It sits on the top of its blade of grass, and when a myrmidon passes below, it throws a little skein of cobweb at its head.Atlantis|Gerhart Hauptmann
He handed it to the Myrmidon, who looked down at it, frowned, and then looked up.
And the Myrmidon was certainly just as mortal as Forrester himself, or any other hireling of the Gods.
We immediately got under weigh, accompanied by the Myrmidon and Slaney.The Surrender of Napoleon|Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland.
British Dictionary definitions for myrmidon
noun plural Myrmidons or Myrmidones (mɜːˈmɪdəˌniːz)
Word Origin and History for myrmidon
c.1400, from Latin Myrmidones (plural), from Greek Myrmidones, Thessalian tribe led by Achilles to the Trojan War, fabled to have been ants changed into men, and often derived from Greek myrmex "ant" (from PIE *morwi- (see Formica (2)), but Watkins does not connect them and Klein's sources suggest a connection to Greek mormos "dread, terror." Transferred sense of "faithful follower" is from c.1600.