agon- (Greek: struggle, a contest, to contend for a prize; also, to lead, set in motion, drive, conduct, guide, govern; to do, act).
1. Any of various competitions (athletic, literary, etc.) for prizes at ancient Greek games.
2. The conflict of characters, as in classical Greek drama.
Of or connected with the agony of dying.
2. Relating to the process of dying or the moment of death, so called because of the former erroneous notion that dying is a painful process.
A judge or overseer in feats of activity; a master of revels.
Full of agony
1. A muscle whose contraction is counter acted by the opposite movement of another muscle, the antagonist.
2. A contender for prizes.
3. A person engaged in a contest or struggle; a protagonist.
4. In physiology, a muscle whose contraction is directly responsible for the movement of a part of the body.
One who trained combatants for the games.
1. Of ancient Greek athletic contests.
2. Contesting; combative.
3. Strained for effect
1. To make convulsive efforts; struggle.
2. To be in agony; to be in great pain.
3. To contend in the arena; to struggle or strive in physical exercise; to wrestle.
1. Very great mental or physical pain.
2. Death pangs.
3. A convulsive struggle.
4. A sudden, strong outburst (of emotion) as, "an agony of joy".
1. Denoting mutual opposition in action between structures, agents, diseases, or physiologic processes.
2. The situation in which the combined effect of two or more factors is smaller than the solitary effect of any one of the factors.
1. One who opposes and contends against another; an adversary.
2. The principal character in opposition to the protagonist of a narrative or drama.
3. Something opposing or resisting the action of another; certain structures, agents, diseases, or physiologic processes that tend to neutralize or impede the action or effect of others.
4. In biochemistry, a chemical substance that interferes with the physiological action of another, especially by combining with and blocking its nerve receptor.
1. Of the nature of an antagonist; mutually opposed; actively opposed.
2. In physiology, said of the muscles which counteract each other's action.
The second actor or person in a drama as distinguished from the protagonist.
Immediately preceding death.
proto- (first in time, earliest) + agonistes, (actor, combatant): 1. The chief personage in a drama; hence, the principal character in the plot of a story, etc.
2. A leading personage in any contest; a prominent supporter or champion of any cause.
3. The protagonist of a Greek drama was its leading actor, of whom there could be but one in any play.
There is a precedent from the 17th century onward for using protagonist to mean simply the "important actor" or "principal party", with no implication of uniqueness.
The third actor in a Greek tragedy.
Not opposed, not antagonistic.