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Myrmidon

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My'rmidon. n.s. [μυρμηδὼν.] Any rude ruffian; so named from the soldiers of Achilles.

The mass of the people will not endure to be governed by Clodius and Curio, at the head of their myrmidons, though these be ever so numerous, and composed of their own representatives. Swift.

Sources: Swift, Jonathan (306)

Attributes: Greek (126) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Myrmidon." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: March 25, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=19503.


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