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κρείων , οντος, ,
A.ruler, lord, master, Ep. word, used in Il. mostly of kings and chiefs, esp. of Agamemnon, 1.130, al. (Com. in parody, of Diomedes, Cratin.68); of gods, ὕπατε κρειόντων, of Zeus, Il.8.31, etc.; of Poseidon, “εὐρὺ κ. ἐνοσίχθων11.751; as an honorary epithet, κ. Ἐτεωνεύς, of a squire of Menelaus, Od.4.22:—so fem. κρείουσα (once in Hom.), κρείουσα γυναικῶν, of a concubine of Priam, Il.22.48; Ἀντιόπη κ. queen Antiope, Hes.Fr.110.6, cf. Call. Del.219; Dor. “κρείοισαTheoc.17.132:—after Hom. in the form κρέων , Pi.P.8.99, N.3.10, 7.45; of Zeus, A.Supp.574 (lyr.):—fem. κρέουσα , B.3.1: hence pr. n. Κρέων, Κρέουσα. (A participial form (“κρείειν γὰρ τὸ ἄρχειν ἔλεγον οἱ παλαιοίArtem.2.12): κρείων may be due to metrical lengthening or represent Κρήων.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 574
    • Bacchylides, Epinicians, 3.1
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.751
    • Homer, Iliad, 22.48
    • Homer, Iliad, 8.31
    • Homer, Odyssey, 4.22
    • Homer, Iliad, 1.130
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