ἱππεύς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ἵππος (híppos, horse) +‎ -εύς (-eús, suffix for masculine person concerned)

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ἱππεύς (hippeúsm (genitive ἱππέως or ἱππῆος); third declension (Epic, Ionic, Aeolic, Attic, Koine)

  1. charioteer (chariot-driver or person fighting from a chariot)
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 2.810
      ἐκ δ' ἔσσυτο λαὸς / πεζοί θ' ἱππῆές τε·
      ek d' éssuto laòs / pezoí th' hippêés te;
      the people swept out, both footsoldiers and charioteers
  2. rider (of a horse), horseman, cavalryman
  3. (in the plural) knights (early Greek aristocracy)
    • 384 BCE – 322 BCE, Aristotle, Politics 4.1297b.18
      ἡ πρώτη δὲ πολιτεία ἐν τοῖς Ἕλλησιν ἐγένετο μετὰ τὰς βασιλείας ἐκ τῶν πολεμούντων, ἡ μὲν ἐξ ἀρχῆς ἐκ τῶν ἱππέων []
      hē prṓtē dè politeía en toîs Héllēsin egéneto metà tàs basileías ek tôn polemoúntōn, hē mèn ex arkhês ek tôn hippéōn []
      After the kingdoms, the first type of state among the Greeks arose from the military: in the beginning from the knights []
  4. A translation of Latin eques.

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