Definition of tragedian noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    tragedian

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//trəˈdʒiːdiən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trəˈdʒiːdiən//
     
    (formal) People in publishing, People in theatre
     
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  1. 1a person who writes tragedies for the theatre See related entries: People in publishing, People in theatre
  2. 2an actor in tragedies
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (denoting a writer of tragedies): from Old French tragediane, from tragedie, via Latin from Greek tragōidia, apparently from tragos ‘goat’ (the reason remains unexplained) + ōidē ‘song, ode’.
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