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ποιμήν , ένος, , voc. ποιμήν (not -μέν) Hdn.Gr.2.717:—
A.herdsman, whether of sheep or oxen, Od.10.82-5, al.; opp. lord or owner (ἄναξ), 4.87.
2. after Hom. always shepherd,βουκόλοι καὶ π.E.Ba. 714, cf. Cratin.281, Pl.Tht.174d, R.343a, Lg.735b, etc.; “π. προβάτωνLXXGe.4.2.
II. metaph., shepherd of the people, regularly of Agamemnon, “Ἀγαμέμνονα π. λαῶνIl.2.243, al.: generally, captain, chief, ib.85, al., S.Aj.360 codd. (lyr.); “ναῶν ποιμένεςA.Supp.767; “λόχωνE.Ph.1140; “ὄχωνId.Supp.674; ποιμένες δώρων Κυπρίας, of the Loves, Pi.N.8.6: abs., master, lord,πλοῦτος λαχὼν ποιμέναId.O.10(11).88; for A.Ag.657, v. στρόβος.
2. in LXX and NT, pastor, teacher, Je. 2.8, Ep.Eph.4.11, etc. (Cf.Lith.piemuõ, piemeñs 'shepherd'.)
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    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 657
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 767
    • Euripides, Bacchae, 714
    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1140
    • Euripides, Suppliants, 674
    • Homer, Odyssey, 10.82
    • Homer, Odyssey, 4.87
    • Homer, Odyssey, 5
    • New Testament, Ephesians, 4.11
    • Old Testament, Genesis, 4.2
    • Plato, Laws, 735b
    • Plato, Republic, 343a
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 174d
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 360
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.243
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