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Headword: Ἡγήτορες
Adler number: eta,59
Translated headword: commanders
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] leaders.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related abstract noun] ἡγητορία ["command"], [meaning] leadership.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἡγήτορες: ἡγεμόνες. καὶ Ἡγητορία, ἡ ἡγεμονία.
Notes:
[1] This part of the entry is an Homeric gloss, taken from the Synagogê (Lexica Segueriana, eta248.26); the source is a scholion to Homer, Iliad 2.79 or 3.153. It refers to the formulaic phrase ἡγήτορες ἠδὲ μέδοντες , 'commanders and lords' (23 times overall in Homer).
[2] This second part seems to have been taken from the Lexicon Ambrosianum. The noun is very rare, and although this meaning is plausible, it is not attested elsewhere. What is attested is ἡγητορία applied to the fig (see e.g. Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 3.74D [3.6 Kaibel]), as 'the first cultivated fruit discovered'; or (Etymologicum Magnum 418.49) a fig-cake. For that, however, the more proper form appears to be ἡγητηρία : see LSJ s.v.
Keywords: aetiology; botany; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; military affairs; religion
Translated by: Stefano Sanfilippo on 30 July 2005@03:25:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; augmented n.2; more keywords; cosmetics) on 31 July 2005@05:34:56.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 3 December 2012@07:36:13.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 16 December 2012@12:15:58.
David Whitehead (expanded a ref) on 16 January 2015@06:33:28.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 14 July 2018@23:04:18.

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