Gender Feminine
Scripts Κλυταιμνήστρα(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. klie-təm-NEHS-trə(English)
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Meaning & History

Latinized form of Greek Κλυταιμνήστρα (Klytaimnestra), from κλυτός (klytos) meaning "famous, noble" and μνηστήρ (mnester) meaning "courter, wooer". In Greek legend Clytemnestra was the wife of Agamemnon and the mother of Orestes and Electra. While her husband was away during the Trojan War she took a lover, and upon his return she had him murdered. She was subsequently killed by Orestes.

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Entry updated May 29, 2020