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δεσπότ-ης , ου, ; voc. δέσποτα^: Ion. acc.
2. despot, absolute ruler, Hdt.3.89, Th.6.77; “τύραννος καὶ δ.Pl.Lg.859a; of the Roman Emperors, Ph.2.568, D.C.55.12, Hdn.1.6.4; “γᾶς καὶ θαλάσσας δ.IG12(2).216 (Mytilene).
3. of the gods, S.Fr.535, E.Hipp.88, Ar.V.875, X.An.3.2.13.
4. dominant planet, Vett. Val.5.16.
II. generally, master, lord, owner, κώμου, ναῶν, Pi.O.6.18, P.4.207; “μαντευμάτωνA.Th.27; “τῶν Ἡρακλείων ὅπλωνS.Ph.262; ἑπτὰ δεσποτῶν, of the seven Chiefs against Thebes, E.Supp.636; “τοῦ ὄρτυγοςPoll.9.108.—Not in Hom. (for metrical reasons), though he uses δέσποινα in Od. (Prob. for δεμσποτ- 'lord of the house', cf. δόμος.
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