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σημάν-τωρ , ορος, , (
A.σημαίνω11) one who gives a signal, leader, commander, Il.4.431, cf. Od.19.314; of a horse, driver, Il.8.127; of a herd, herdsman, 15.325, Q.S.13.74; θεῶν ς., of Zeus, Hes.Sc.56; “ς. ἄνδρεςh.Ap.542; ἐθνέων ἦσαν ἄλλοι ς., of the subordinate officers, Hdt.7.81.
2. informer, guide, S.OT 957 (v.l. σημήνας; παγίδων σημάντορα φελλόν indicator of the nets, AP6.27 (Theaet.); μόλιβον, σελίδων ς. πλευρῆς (v. “σελίς11), ib.62 (Phil.), cf. 64 (Paul. Sil.).
II. later as Adj., even in fem., “σημάντορι φωνῇNonn.D.37.551; “ς. καπνῷTryph.237.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Taurus, 11
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.81
    • Hesiod, Shield of Heracles, 56
    • Homer, Iliad, 15.325
    • Homer, Iliad, 4.431
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 3 to Apollo, 542
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 957
    • Homer, Iliad, 8.127
    • Homer, Odyssey, 19.314
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