ἀλέκτωρ

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From ἀλέξω ‎(aléxō, I ward off) +‎ -τωρ ‎(-tōr, -er).

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ἀλέκτωρ ‎(aléktōrm ‎(genitive ἀλέκτορος); third declension

  1. cock, rooster
    • 458 BCE, Aeschylus, Agamemnon 1671
      κόμπασον θαρσῶν, ἀλέκτωρ ὥστε θηλείας πέλας
      Brag in your bravery like a cock beside his hen.
  2. husband, consort
    • Tz., ad Lyc. 1094
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Etymology 2[edit]

From ἀ- ‎(a-, not) +‎ λέχομαι ‎(lékhomai, I lay) +‎ -τωρ ‎(-tōr, -er). The meaning is supplied by λέκτρον ‎(léktron, marriage-bed).

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ᾰ̓λέκτωρ ‎(aléktōr)

  1. (hapax legomenon) unwedded
    • 250–350 BC, Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae 3.53
      ἔφη 'γενέθλιός ἐστι τῆς ἀλέκτορος Ἀθηνᾶς καὶ ἄδικος ἡ τῆτες ἡμέρα.'
      He said, "This is the birthday of the unwedded goddess Minerva, and this day is unjust."
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