Meaning of agonistes in English:

agonistes

Pronunciation /ˌaɡəˈnɪstiːz/

adjective

literary
  • Used postpositively as an epithet with proper names: who is an agonist, engaged in a struggle or combat.

    Chiefly after the title of Milton's poem.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Milton (1608–1674), poet and polemicist. From ancient Greek ἀγωνιστής.