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n. female character from the legend of Electra and Agamemnon (Greek myth which was the subject of a number of Greek plays); city in Texas (USA)
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In Greek mythology, Electra (, Elektra) was an Argive princess and daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra. She and her brother Orestes plotted revenge against their mother Clytemnestra and stepfather Aegisthus for the murder of their father Agamemnon. Electra is the main character in the Greek tragedies Electra by Sophocles and Electra by Euripides and has inspired various other works. The psychological concept of the Electra complex is also named after her.
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1. (Greek mythology) the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra; persuaded her brother (Orestes) to avenge Agamemnon's death by helping her to kill Clytemnestra and her lover (Aegisthus)
(hypernym) mythical being
(classification) Greek mythology
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n. Electra, city in Texas (USA)
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nf. Electra, female character from the legend of Electra and Agamemnon (Greek myth which was the subject of a number of Greek plays)
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