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σκηπτοῦχος , Dor. σκαπτ- , ον, (σκῆπτον, ἔχω)
A.bearing a staff, baton, or sceptre as the badge of command, ς. βασιλεύς a sceptred king, Il.2.86, Od.2.231, etc.; “ὅς τις ς. εἴηIl.14.93: c. gen., θεῶν ς., of Aphrodite, Orph.H.55.11; [Ἄρης] ἠνορέης ς. h.Mart.6.
2. Subst., wand-bearer, a great officer in the Persian court, generally a eunuch, τύραννος ς. Semon.7.69, cf. X.Cyr.7.3.15, 8.1.38, 8.3.15, An.1.6.11; of Scythian princelings, IPE12.32A42 (Olbia, iii B.C.); later, of beadles at Ephesus, BMus.Inscr.4.481*.300, Ephes. 4(1) No.4.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.86
    • Homer, Odyssey, 2.231
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 8 to Ares, 6
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 1.6.11
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 7.3.15
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 8.1.38
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 8.3.15
    • Homer, Iliad, 14.93
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