Electra[ē lek′trə, i-]
Electra definition by Webster's New World
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Gr. Myth. a daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra: she encourages her brother, Orestes, to kill their mother and their mother's lover, who together murdered Agamemnon
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek Elektra, literally , shining one: see electric
Electra definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun Greek Mythology
A daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon who with her brother Orestes avenged the murder of Agamemnon by killing their mother and her lover, Aegisthus.