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GenderMasculine
ScriptsΟρεστης Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.O-RES-TES Classical Greek
aw-RES-teez English
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Meaning & History

Derived from Greek ορεστιας (orestias) meaning "of the mountains". In Greek myth he was the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. He killed his mother and her lover Aegisthus after they killed his father.

Categories

Greek mythology, landforms, murderers, mythology, saints
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute