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Origin and Meaning of Agon

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  • A user from Macedonia says the name Agon is of Albanian origin and means "Dawn".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ag"on
A contest for a prize at the public games.

Etymology: Gr. �, fr. � to lead

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  1. A festivity in ancient Greece at which competitors contended for prizes
Wiktionary

From Latin agōn, from Ancient Greek ἀγών (agṓn, “contest”).

  1. A struggle or contest; conflict; especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a literary work.
  2. An intellectual conflict or apparent competition of ideas.
    “Freud's originality stemmed from his aggression and ambition in his agon with biology” (Harold Bloom).
  3. A contest in ancient Greece, as in athletics or music, in which prizes were awarded.
  4. A two-player board game played with a hexagonally-tiled board, popular in Victorian times. Also known as queen's guard.

agon was also found in the following language(s): Esperanto, Latin, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Agon

Agon Mehmeti is a soccer player for the Malmö FF, IFK Malmö, U.S. Città di Palermo, Novara Calcio, S.C. Olhanense, Sweden national under-19 football team, Sweden national under-21 football team, and Albania national football team. Agon was born on November 20th, 1989 in Podujevo.

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Agon Rexha is an athlete for the Baku United FC.

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Agon Beqiri is an athlete for the FC Trollhättan.

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Agon Ramadani is an athlete for the KF KEK.

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Agon Xhaka is an athlete for the FC Prishtina.

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Agon Dellova is an athlete for the KF Liria.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Agon

Jean-Paul Agon is a ceo of l'oréal, l'oréal, and ceo ofl'oréal. Jean-Paul was born on July 6th, 1956 in Boulogne-Billancourt.

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Fun Facts about the name Agon

  • When was the first name Agon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Agon is Wednesday, September 14th, 1898.
  • How unique is the name Agon? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Agon. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Agon: Your name in reverse order is Noga. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ogan. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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