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Chironŏmos

χειρονόμος). Generally, any person who employs the art of gesticulation to express his meaning without the aid of language; thence, also, a pantomimic actor on the stage (Juv.vi. 63); and one who performs any duty with regular, studied, or theatrical movements; whence the same term is applied by the satirists to the slave who carved up the dishes at great entertainments with a pompous flourish of his knife (Juv.v. 121; cf. Petron. xxxvi.).

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