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προπάτωρ [α^], ορος, , (πατήρ)
A.first founder of a family, forefather, Pi.N.4.89, Hdt.2.161,9.122, E.Or.1441 (lyr.); “ Ζεῦ, προγόνων προπάτωρS.Aj.387 (lyr., s.v.l.); opp. πατήρ, Pl.Lg.931d; ancestor of a tribe, OGI446.3 (Phrygia); “θεὸς π.Herm. ap. Stob.1.49.44, cf.Id.ib.3.11.31, IGRom.4.1213, 1215 (Thyatira); “Διόνυσος π. τῆς πόλεωςD.Chr.39.8, cf. BCH4.157 (Erythrae); primal god, PMag.Par.1.1988, PMag. Leid.V.7.26; “π. τῶν ἐν γενέσει δημιουργὸν προτάττουσιIamb.Myst.8.4: in pl., ancestors, forefathers, Hdt.2.169, Pl.Lg.717e; founders, inventors of arts and sciences, Vett. Val.3.22.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Euripides, Orestes, 1441
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.169
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.161
    • Herodotus, Histories, 9.122
    • Plato, Laws, 931d
    • Plato, Laws, 717e
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 387
    • Dio Chrysostom, Orationes, 39.8
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