Orestes definition by Webster's New World
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Gr. Myth. son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, who, with the aid of his sister Electra, avenges the murder of his father by killing his mother and her lover Aegisthus
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek Orestēs ; from oros, mountain: see orient
Orestes definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun Greek Mythology
The son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, who with his sister Electra avenged the murder of his father by murdering his mother and her lover Aegisthus.