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Headword: Ἡγούμενος
Adler number: eta,72
Translated headword: leading, leader, abbot
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning one who is] going first and leading the way.
Greek Original:
Ἡγούμενος: προηγούμενος.
Notes:
The headword is present participle of ἡγέομαι . (In Christian usage it designates a monastic superior; cf. eta 71.)
The entry invites comparison with the longer one in Photius, Lexicon eta25 Theodoridis, where the headword ἡγουμένου (genitive case) occurs in a phrase about Eros quoted from Plato, Republic 573E, and προηγουμένου is part of the phrase which glosses it.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 July 2006@19:16:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 23 July 2006@06:40:23.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 5 December 2012@05:25:41.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword) on 29 August 2013@08:51:03.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 29 August 2013@21:43:04.
David Whitehead on 13 March 2015@10:24:00.
David Whitehead on 13 March 2015@10:24:18.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 13 March 2015@10:54:23.

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