ποιμήν

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

ποιμήν (poimēn) (genitive ποιμένος) m, third declension

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

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Derived termsEdit

  • ἀρχιποιμήν (arkhipoimḗn, "archshepherd", "chief shepherd")

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