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Myrmidon a member of a warlike Thessalian people whom, according to a Homeric story, Achilles led to the siege of Troy. In extended usage, the term is used for a hired ruffian or unscrupulous subordinate; myrmidon of the law is recorded as a derogatory term for a police officer or a minor administrative legal official.

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myrmidon

myrmidon one of a warlike race of Thessaly XIV; † soldier of a bodyguard, faithful follower; unscrupulously faithful attendant XVII. — L. pl. Myrmidones — Gr. Murmidónes, acc. to legend created orig. from ants (múrmēkes).

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Myrmidon

MyrmidonAbaddon, gladden, gladdon, Ibadan, madden, sadden •abandon, Brandon, Rwandan, Ugandan •Baden, Baden-Baden, Coloradan, garden, harden, lardon, Nevadan, pardon •Wiesbaden • bear garden •tea garden •Armageddon, deaden, leaden, redden •Eldon, Sheldon •Brendan, tendon •Dresden •Aden, Aidan, Haydn, laden, maiden •handmaiden •cedarn, cotyledon, dicotyledon, Eden, monocotyledon, Sweden •wealden •bestridden, forbidden, hidden, midden, outridden, ridden, stridden, unbidden •Wimbledon •linden, Lindon, Swindon •Wisden • Mohammedan • Myrmidon •harridan • hagridden • Sheridan •bedridden • Macedon • Huntingdon •Dryden, guidon, Leiden, Poseidon, Sidon, widen •Culloden, hodden, modern, sodden, trodden •Cobden • downtrodden •Auden, broaden, cordon, Gordon, Hordern, Jordan, warden •churchwarden • louden • bounden •loden, Snowdon •beholden, embolden, golden, olden •hoyden • Bermudan • wooden •Mukden • gulden • sudden •Blunden, London •Riordan • bourdon • bombardon •celadon • Clarendon •burden, guerdon

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