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choragus

[ kuh-rey-guhs, koh-, kaw- ]
/ k蓹藞re瑟 g蓹s, ko蕣-, k蓴- /
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noun, plural cho路ra路gi [kuh-rey-jahy, koh-, kaw-], /k蓹藞re瑟 d蕭a瑟, ko蕣-, k蓴-/, cho路ra路gus路es.
(in ancient Greece)
  1. the leader of a dramatic chorus.
  2. a person who undertook the expense of providing for such a chorus.
any conductor of an entertainment or festival.
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Also choregus.

Origin of choragus

1620鈥30; <Latin <Greek chor膩g贸s, dialectal variant of chor膿g贸s, equivalent to chor(贸s) chorus + -膿gos, combining form of 谩gein to lead

OTHER WORDS FROM choragus

cho路rag路ic [kuh-raj-ik, -rey-jik], /k蓹藞r忙d蕭 瑟k, -藞re瑟 d蕭瑟k/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for choragus

choragus
/ (k蓴藧藞re瑟伞蓹s) /

noun plural -gi (-d蕭a瑟) or -guses
(in ancient Greek drama)
  1. the leader of a chorus
  2. a sponsor of a chorus
a conductor of a festival

Derived forms of choragus

choragic (k蓴藧藞r忙d蕭瑟k, -藞re瑟-), adjective

Word Origin for choragus

C17: from Latin, from Greek khoragos, from khoros chorus + agein to lead
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