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leɪˈɒk oʊˌɒnlao·coon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Laocoonnoun

    (Greek mythology) the priest of Apollo who warned the Trojans to beware of Greeks bearing gifts when they wanted to accept the Trojan Horse; a god who favored the Greeks (Poseidon or Athena) sent snakes who coiled around Laocoon and his two twin sons killing them


  1. Laocoönnoun

    A Trojan priest of Poseidon (or Apollo, depending on the author), whose rules he had defied (or had otherwise offended), who tried to warn his fellow citizens against the Trojan horse. He was killed for this, along with his two sons, by giant snakes sent by Minerva (or Poseidon, or Apollo).

  2. Laocoönnoun

    An Argonaut, son of Porthaon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laocoonnoun

    a priest of Apollo, during the Trojan war. (See 2.)

  2. Laocoonnoun

    a marble group in the Vatican at Rome, representing the priest Laocoon, with his sons, infolded in the coils of two serpents, as described by Virgil

  3. Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. ]


  1. Laocoön

    Laocoön, the son of Acoetes, is a figure in Greek and Roman mythology.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Laocoön

    lā-ok′-o-on, n. a famous antique group in marble in the Vatican, representing the Trojan priest Laocoön and his two sons being crushed in the folds of two enormous serpents.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Laocöon

    a priest of Apollo, in Troy, who having offended the god by, for one thing, advising the Trojans not to admit the wooden horse of the Greeks within the walls, was, with his two sons, while engaged in sacrificing to Poseidon, strangled to death in the coils of two enormous serpents sent to kill him, a subject which is the theme of one of the grandest relics of ancient sculpture now in existence and preserved in the Vatican.


  1. Laocoon

    (Laoc′oon). One of the priests of Apollo, who was, with his two sons, strangled to death by serpents, because he opposed the admission of the fatal wooden horse to Troy.

Who Was Who?

  1. Laocoon

    A Trojan priest who suffered with delirium tremens. Together with his sons he posed for his statue while encumbered with a bad attack. Address: Vatican, Rome.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of laocoon in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of laocoon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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