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κλήρουχ-ος , , (κλῆρος, ἔχω) who held an allotment of land, esp. an allotment in a foreign country assigned him as a citizen, Hdt.5.77, Th.3.50, Aeschin.1.53, IG12.60.10, 22.114.9; esp. in Ptolemaic Egypt, holder of land by military tenure, PCair.Zen.3.6, 326.37, al. (iii B.C.), PSI4.344.7 (iii B.C.), PPetr.2p.4 (iii B.C.), etc.: metaph., μητέρα πολλῶν ἐτῶν κληροῦχον having old age for her lot, S.Aj.508; “Ἑρμῆ . . Φιλιππίδου κληροῦχεAlex.89.
2. one who distributed allotments to citizens, Harp., Phot.; “ κ. θεόςPh. 2.121.
3. holder of an inheritance, Id.2.290, al.
4. in Roman Egypt, land-owner, landlord, PFay.82.19(ii A.D.), Sammelb.7193rii 2 (ii A.D.), etc.
II. Pass., κ. γῆ land distributed in allotments, D.H.8.75.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Aeschines, Against Timarchus, 53
    • Herodotus, Histories, 5.77
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 508
    • Thucydides, Histories, 3.50
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 8.75
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