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ἡγεμονεύω 1 be or act as ἡγεμών, to go before, lead the way, Hom.; ὁδὸν ἡγ. Od.; c. dat. pers. to lead the way for him, ῥόον ὕδατι ἡγεμόνευεν made a course for the water, Il. lead in war, to rule, command, c. dat., id=Il.; elsewhere, like most Verbs of ruling, c. gen., id=Il., Hdt., etc.:—absol. to have or take the command, Hdt., Plat.:—Pass. to be ruled, Thuc.; to be governor, τῆς Συρίας NTest.

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