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Protagonist

Pro-tag′o-nist

,
Noun.
[Gr.
πρωταγονιστής
;
πρῶτοσ
first +
ἀγονιστήσ
an actor, combatant, fr.
ἀγών
a contest.]
One who takes the leading part in a drama; hence, one who takes lead in some great scene, enterprise, conflict, or the like.
Shakespeare, the
protagonist
on the great of modern poetry.
De Quincey.

Definition 2022


Protagonist

Protagonist

See also: protagonist

German

Noun

Protagonist m (genitive Protagonisten, plural Protagonisten, feminine Protagonistin)

  1. protagonist (main character in a literary work or drama)

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  • Hauptperson
  • Hauptfigur

protagonist

protagonist

See also: Protagonist

English

Noun

protagonist (plural protagonists)

  1. The main character, or one of the main characters, in 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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  • protagonist in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • protagonist in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911