ποιμήν

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From Proto-Indo-European *poh₂imn̥, *poh₂imen, an abstract nomina agentis formed from an ablaut of Proto-Indo-European root *peh₂- (to protect) and common suffix *-men. Cognates include Latin pascō (put to graze), pāstor (shepherd), Sanskrit पाति (pāti), Old English fōda and fēdan (English food and feed).

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ποιμήν (poimḗn) (genitive ποιμένος) m, third declension

  1. shepherd, herdsman
  2. shepherd of the people: pastor, teacher, epithet of Agamemnon

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