myrmidon

[ mur-mi-don, -dn ]SEE DEFINITION OF myrmidon
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"You may retire, Captain," she said to the waiting Myrmidon.

He produced the ID card and handed it with the special card to the Myrmidon.

He handed it to the Myrmidon, who looked down at it, frowned, and then looked up.

"Oh—" The Myrmidon looked at him, then shrugged his shoulders.

But he produced his identity card and handed it to the Myrmidon.

"Let's see your ID card, please," the Myrmidon said in the same tone as before.

A Myrmidon was standing over him, and the child's mother was trying to lift the boy.

"Well," he said, looking up and seeing that his myrmidon still stood there.

We immediately got under weigh, accompanied by the Myrmidon and Slaney.

We have 33 on board, 17 were sent on board the Myrmidon, Captn.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Latin Myrmidones (plural), from Greek Myrmidones, Thessalian tribe led by Achilles to the Trojan War, fabled to have been ants changed into men, and often derived from Greek myrmex "ant" (from PIE *morwi- (see Formica (2)), but Watkins does not connect them and Klein's sources suggest a connection to Greek mormos "dread, terror." Transferred sense of "faithful follower" is from c.1600.

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