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κηδεμών , όνος, , (κήδω) that has charge of a person or thing, Hom. (only in Il.) always of persons attending to the dead, 23.163, 674.
2. generally, one who cares for others, protector, guardian, Thgn.645, S.Ph.195 (anap.), Ar.V.242, X.Mem.2.7.12: pl., Phld. Mort.23; of tutelary heroes, X. Cyr.3.3.21; “κ. τῆς πόλεωςPl.R.412c; τᾶσδε φυγᾶς . . κ. protector, A.Supp.76 (lyr.); “τοῦ ζῆν ἡμῶν καὶ τοῦ φρονεῖν κ.Pl.Lg.808b; “κ. οὐκ ἔφεδρον βίουMen.663; of a legal guardian, POxy.888.2 (iii/iv A.D.), etc.; “τῶν δακτύλωνAlex.148; of a female, Simon.116, S.Ant.549.
II. = κηδεστής, E.Med.990 (lyr.); patron, opp. ξυγγενής, Ar.V.731.
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    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 76
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 242
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 731
    • Euripides, Medea, 990
    • Homer, Iliad, 23.163
    • Plato, Laws, 808b
    • Plato, Republic, 412c
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 549
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 195
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 3.3.21
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 2.7.12
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