ποιμενικός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ποιμήν (poimḗn, shepherd) +‎ -ικός (-ikós).

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Adjective[edit]

ποιμενῐκός (poimenikósm (feminine ποιμενῐκή, neuter ποιμενῐκόν); first/second declension

  1. Pertaining to a shepherd.
    • 93/94, Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 1, 53, in Henry St. John Thackeray (tr. & ed.), Josephus with an English translation, vol. 4 (Jewish Antiquities, books I–IV), LCL, pages 24-25. Translation by Thackeray, including in square brackets his footnote.
      Ἄβελος μὲν γὰρ ὁ νεώτερος δικαιοσύνης ἐπεμελεῖτο καὶ πᾶσι τοῖς ὑπ’ αὐτοῦ πραττομένοις παρεῖναι τὸν θεὸν νομίζων ἀρετῆς προενόει, ποιμενικὸς δ’ ἦν ὁ βίος αὐτῷ:
      Ábelos mèn gàr ho neṓteros dikaiosúnēs epemeleîto kaì pâsi toîs hup’ autoû prattoménois pareînai tòn theòn nomízōn aretês proenóei, poimenikòs d’ ên ho bíos autôi:
      Abel, the younger, had respect for justice [Or "righteousness".] and, believing that God was with him in all his actions, paid heed to virtue ; he led the life of a shepherd.

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