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English > Greek (Woodhouse)

Ἠλέκτρα, ἡ, or say, daughter of Agamemnon.

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

Ēlectra: ae (nom. with long
I a, Prop. 2, 14, 5 (3, 6, 5 M.); Ov. F. 4, 177; Cic. Arat. 36; acc.: Electrān, Ov. Tr. 2, 395; id. F. 4, 32; 174), f., = Ἠλέκτρα.
I Daughter of Atlas and Pleione, one of the seven Pleiades, and mother of Dardanus by Jupiter, Ov. F. 4, 31 sq.; 174; Verg. A. 8, 135; Serv. ib. 7, 207; 10, 272; Hyg. Fab. 155 and 192. —Hence, Ēlectrĭus, a, um, adj.: tellus, i. e. Samothrace, Val. Fl. 2, 431.—
II Daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, and sister of Orestes, Prop. 2, 14, 5 (3, 6, 5 M.); Hor. S. 2, 3, 140; Vell. 1, 1, 3; Juv. 8, 218; Hyg. Fab. 117; 122; Serv. Verg. A. 4, 471.—Also the name of a tragedy, Ov. Tr. 2, 395; Suet. Caes. 84.—
III A Danaïd, Hyg. Fab. 170.—
An Oceanid, wife of Thaumas, and mother of the Harpies, Serv. Verg. A. 3, 212; 241.

Latin > French (Gaffiot 2016)

Ēlectra,¹² æ, f. (Ἠλέκτρα), Électre [fille d’Atlas, mère de Dardanus : Virg. En. 8, 135 || la même, changée, après sa mort, en une pléiade : Cic. Arat. 34, 37 || fille de Clytemnestre et d’Agamemnon : Prop. 2, 14, 15 ; Hor. S. 2, 3, 140 ; Electran (acc. grec) Ov. Tr. 2, 1, 395 || une des Danaïdes : Hyg. Fab. 170 || une Océanide, mère des Harpies : Serv. En. 3, 212 || -ius, a, um, d’Électre (fille d’Atlas) : Val. Flacc. 2, 431.

Latin > German (Georges)

Ēlectra, ae, f. (Ἠλέκτρα), I) Tochter des Atlas, eine der Plejaden, Mutter des Dardanus von Jupiter, Ov. fast. 4, 31 sqq. Verg. Aen. 8, 135. Hyg. fab. 155 u. 192. – Dav. Ēlectrius, a, um, elektrisch, tellus, d.i. Samothrace, Val. Flacc. 2, 431. – II) Tochter des Agamemnon, Gemahlin des Pylades, Schwester des Orestes u. der Iphigenia, Prop. 2, 14, 5. Hor. sat. 2, 3, 140. Vell. 1, 1, 3; vgl. Hyg. fab. 117 u. 122.

Wikipedia EN

Electra is one of the most popular mythological characters in tragedies. She is the main character in two Greek tragedies, Electra by Sophocles and Electra by Euripides. She is also the central figure in plays by Aeschylus, Alfieri, Voltaire, Hofmannsthal, and Eugene O'Neill. Her characteristic can be stated as a vengeful soul in The Libation Bearers, the second play of Aeschylus' Oresteia trilogy, because she plans out an attack with her brother to kill their mother, Clytemnestra. In psychology, the Electra complex is named after her.


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