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γέρων old man, Hom., etc. political sense, γέροντες the Elders, Seniors, or Chiefs, who formed the King's Council, Hom.:—then, like Lat. Patres, the Senators, esp. at Sparta, Hdt. adj. old, mostly with a masc. Noun, Theogn., Aesch., etc.; but γέρον σάκος occurs in Od.

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