• Protagonist

    Pronunciation

    • UK IPA: /pɹəˈtæ.gə.nɪst/
    • US IPA: /pɹoʊˈtæ.gə.nɪst/

    Origin

    From Ancient Greek πρωταγωνιστής (protagonistes, "a chief actor"), from πρῶτος (protos, "first") + ἀγωνιστής (agōnistēs, "a combatant, pleader, actor").

    Surface analysis - + agonist("combatant, participant").

    Full definition of protagonist

    Noun

    protagonist

    (plural protagonists)
    1. The main character in a any story, such as a literary work or drama.
    2. A leading person in a contest; a principal performer.
    3. An advocate or champion of a cause or course of action.

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