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Headword: *di/opos
Adler number: delta,1190
Translated headword: captain
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the man being captain and exercizing oversight.[1]
The man in charge of the ship.
Also [sc. attested is] "captains", [meaning] the kings;[2] from the [verb] diopei=n or diopteu/ein.
Greek Original:
*di/opos: o( die/pwn kai\ e)popteu/wn. o( th=s new\s e)pimelhth/s. kai\ *di/opoi, oi( basilei=s: para\ to\ diopei=n h)\ diopteu/ein.
[1] From Harpokration's entry on the participle diopeu/wn (Demosthenes 35.20 & 34).
[2] cf. sense A (attested in tragedy) in LSJ s.v.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; rhetoric; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 October 2000@05:17:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 5 September 2002@05:49:13.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added betacode) on 16 September 2003@10:27:44.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 5 July 2011@06:13:34.
David Whitehead on 11 November 2015@06:12:38.


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