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Headword: Ἀγωγεύς
Adler number: alpha,319
Translated headword: prosecutor, thong
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The person introducing the lawsuit, the prosecutor.[1] Also [sc. attested is] ἀγωγεύς [sc. in another sense], thong.[2]
Also [sc. attested is] ἀγωγεῖ ["with a thong"], [meaning] with a rein, by which horses are guided.[3]
Greek Original:
Ἀγωγεύς: ὁ ἐνάγων τὴν δίκην, ὁ διώκων. καὶ Ἀγωγεὺς, ὁ λῶρος. καὶ Ἀγωγεῖ, ἱμάντι, ᾧ ἄγεται ὁ ἵππος.
Notes:
[1] Same equivalence, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon. This sense of the headword is otherwise unattested.
[2] See further below.
[3] Same or similar material in other lexica; references at Photius alpha304 Theodoridis. The only instances of this dative outside lexica etc. occur in Xenophon, On Horsemanship 6.5 and 8.4.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; law; zoology
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 7 July 1999@10:57:45.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Cosmetics; keywords, set status.) on 23 October 2000@22:10:43.
David Whitehead (betacode and other cosmetics; supplied notes) on 14 April 2004@07:59:55.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 6 January 2012@05:06:51.
David Whitehead (expanded n.3) on 19 August 2013@04:09:49.

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