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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

δῐκᾰ́ζω (dikázō, to judge) +‎ -της (-tēs, -er, masculine agent-noun suffix): literally, “judger”.

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δῐκᾰστής (dikastḗsm (genitive δῐκᾰστοῦ); first declension (Attic, Ionic, Koine)

  1. (law) judge
  2. (law, in Athens) juror, juryman
    • 497 BCE – 405 BCE, Sophocles, Ajax 1136:
      ἐν τοῖς δικασταῖς, κοὐκ ἐμοί, τόδ’ ἐσφάλη.
      en toîs dikastaîs, kouk emoí, tód’ esphálē.
      • Translation by Sir Richard Jebb
        At the hands of the jurymen, not mine, he suffered that loss.

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δικαστής (dikastḗs). Synchronically analysable as δικάζω (dikázo) +‎ -τής (-tís).

NounEdit

δικαστής (dikastísm or f (plural δικαστές, feminine δικαστίνα)

  1. (law) judge

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