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Myrmidon

[ mur-mi-don, -dn ]
/ ˈmɜr mɪˌdɒn, -dn /
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noun, plural Myr·mi·dons, Myr·mid·o·nes [mur-mid-n-eez]. /mɜrˈmɪd nˌiz/.

Classical Mythology. one of the warlike people of ancient Thessaly who accompanied Achilles to the Trojan War.
(lowercase) a person who executes without question or scruple a master's commands.

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Origin of Myrmidon

Middle English, from Latin Myrmidones (plural), from Greek Myrmidónes; def. 1 first recorded in 1425-75, and def. 2 first recorded in 1625-50
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British Dictionary definitions for Myrmidon

Myrmidon
/ (ˈmɜːmɪˌdɒn, -dən) /

noun plural Myrmidons or Myrmidones (mɜːˈmɪdəˌniːz)

Greek myth one of a race of people whom Zeus made from a nest of ants. They settled in Thessaly and were led against Troy by Achilles
(often not capital) a follower or henchman
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