[ mur-mi-don, -dn ]
/ ˈmɜr mɪˌdɒn, -dn /
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
Words nearby Myrmidon
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How to use Myrmidon in a sentence
So he passed on, and with his myrmidon reached Galway, without incurring any impediment from Mr. Lax.
After receiving (p. 096) them on board, we made sail, accompanied by the Myrmidon, for England.
He turned to his myrmidon: "Get a move on you, Herbert; it's a bit parky standing about here."
What Myrmidon or Dolopian, or soldier of stern Ulysses, could in such a tale restrain his tears!
British Dictionary definitions for Myrmidon
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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