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Meaning of MYRMIDON

Pronunciation:  'murmi`dân, 'murmidun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (Greek mythology) a member of the warriors who followed Achilles on the expedition against Troy
  2. [n]  a follower who carries out orders without question

MYRMIDON is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: follower, mythical being



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Myr"mi*don\, n. [L. Myrmidones, Gr. ?, pl.]
1. One of a fierce tribe or troop who accompained Achilles,
   their king, to the Trojan war.

2. A soldier or a subordinate civil officer who executes
   cruel orders of a superior without protest or pity; --
   sometimes applied to bailiffs, constables, etc.

         With unabated ardor the vindictive man of law and
         his myrmidons pressed forward.        --W. H.

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