ποιμήν

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EtymologyEdit

PIE root
*peh₂-

From Proto-Indo-European *poh₂imn̥, *poh₂imen, an abstract nomen 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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ποιμήν ‎(poimḗnm ‎(genitive ποιμένος); third declension

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

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