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From the Middle English tragedie, from the Old French tragedie, from the Latin tragoedia, from the Ancient Greek ???????? (trag?idía, “epic play, tragedy”), from ?????? (trágos, “male goat”) + ??? (?id?, “song”), a reference to the goat-satyrs of the theatrical plays of the Dorians.
tragedy (countable and uncountable, plural tragedies)