Iago

Iago

[ee-ah-goh]
noun
the villain in Shakespeare's Othello.
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Iago [(ee-ah-goh)]

The treacherous villain in the play Othello, by William Shakespeare. As adviser to Othello, a general of Venice, Iago lies to his master and eventually drives him to murder his wife.

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