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διάκονος [α_], Ion. διήκονος , , later διάκων (q.v.):—
A.servant, Hdt. 4.71,72, PFlor.121.3 (iii A.D.), etc.; messenger, A.Pr.942, S.Ph. 497; “ὄρνιθα καὶ κήρυκα καὶ δ.Id.Fr.133:—as fem., Ar.Ec.1116, D. 24.197.
2. attendant or official in a temple or religious guild, Inscr.Magn.109,217, IG9(1).486 (Acarnania, ii/i B.C.), 4.774.12 (Troezen, iii B.C.): fem., CIG3037 (Metropolis in Lydia):—esp. in the Christian church, deacon, 1 Ep.Ti.3.8, etc., POxy.1162.3 (iv A.D.): fem., deaconess, Ep.Rom.16.1.
II. as Adj., servile, menial,ἐπιστήμηPl.Plt.290c: irreg. Comp. “δια_κονέστεροςEpich.159Ahr. (Cf. ἐγ-κονέω, ἀ-κονιτί.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 942
    • Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae, 1116
    • Demosthenes, Against Timocrates, 197
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.71
    • Plato, Statesman, 290c
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 497
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 133
    • New Testament, 1 Timothy, 3.8
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