prytane

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

prytane (plural prytanes)

  1. The priest who presided over a prytaneum.
    • 1915: Primitive and Ancient Legal Institutions, Albert Kocourek, John Henry Wigmore
      This priest of the public hearth bore the name of king. Sometimes they gave him other titles. As he was especially the priest of the prytaneum, the Greeks preferred to call him the prytane; sometimes they also called him the archon.
    • 1962: Magic, Myth, and Money, William Herbert Desmonde
      The priest of the city hearth was called "king", "prytane", or "archon". The term "prytane" was derived from the fact that he was the priest of the prytaneum, or local hearth.

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

prytane m (plural prytanes)

  1. prytane

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

prytane m

  1. prytane