ποιμήν

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Etymology[edit]

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

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ποιμήν (poimḗnm (genitive ποιμένος); third declension

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

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