noun, plural Myr·mi·dons, Myr·mid·o·nes [mur-mid-n-eez] /mɜrˈmɪd nˌiz/.
Origin of Myrmidon
Related Words for myrmidondisciple, comrade, follower, companion, mate, satellite, adherent, stall, contingent, associate, legion, assistant, company, sidekick, hand, regiment, friend, partisan, accomplice, aide
Examples from the Web for myrmidon
Historical Examples of myrmidon
He handed it to the Myrmidon, who looked down at it, frowned, and then looked up.
He produced the ID card and handed it with the special card to the Myrmidon.
"Oh—" The Myrmidon looked at him, then shrugged his shoulders.
"You may retire, Captain," she said to the waiting Myrmidon.
"Let's see your ID card, please," the Myrmidon said in the same tone as before.
noun plural Myrmidons or Myrmidones (mɜːˈmɪdəˌniːz)
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.