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δέσποινα , , fem. of δεσπότης,
A.mistress, lady of the house, of Penelope, Od.14.127; ἄλοχος δ., of the wife of Nestor, 3.403; γυνὴ δ., of Arete, 7.347; mistress of a slave, POxy.49.4 (i/ii A. D.), BGU55 ii 5 (ii A. D.).
2. princess, queen,δ. ΚόλχωνPi.P.4.11; “ΚύπρουId.Fr.122.14; “δέσποιν᾽ ἁπασῶν, πότνι᾽ Ἀθηναίων πόλιCom.Adesp.340.1.
3. coupled with the names of goddesses, “δ. ἙκάτηA.Fr.388; “ἌρτεμιςS.El.626, cf. B.10.117, etc.; “δ. νύμφηA.Fr.342; esp. as a name of Persephone, Pl.Lg.796b; in Arcadia, IG5(2).514 (Lycosura), Paus.8.37.1-10; of Κύπρις, Xenarch.4.21.
4. in Thessaly, simply, = γυνή, Hsch.
5. at Rome, Empress, PSI1.76.1 (vi A. D.), etc.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Bacchylides, Epinicians, 10.117
    • Homer, Odyssey, 14.127
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8.37.1
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 10
    • Plato, Laws, 796b
    • Sophocles, Electra, 626
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