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deuteragonist

[doo-tuh-rag-uh-nist, dyoo-] /ˌdu təˈræg ə nɪst, ˌdyu-/
noun
1.
(in ancient Greece) the actor next in importance to the protagonist.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Greek deuteragōnistḗs. See deuter-, agonist
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deuteragonist

/ˌdjuːtəˈræɡənɪst/
noun
1.
(in ancient Greek drama) the character next in importance to the protagonist, esp the antagonist
Word Origin
C19: from Greek deuteragōnistēs, from deutero- + agōnistēs contestant, actor
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