Word of the Day: myrmidon

myr·mi·don noun \ˈmər-mə-ˌdän, -dən\

Definition of MYRMIDON

capitalized :  a member of a legendary Thessalian people who accompanied their king Achilles in the Trojan War
:  a loyal follower; especially :  a subordinate who executes orders unquestioningly or unscrupulously

Origin of MYRMIDON

Middle English Mirmydon, Latin Myrmidon-, Myrmido, from Greek Myrmidōn

First Known Use: 15th century

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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