choragi

choragus

[kuh-rey-guhs, koh-, kaw-]
noun, plural choragi [kuh-rey-jahy, koh-, kaw-] , choraguses.
1.
a.
the leader of a dramatic chorus.
b.
a person who undertook the expense of providing for such a chorus.
2.
any conductor of an entertainment or festival.
Also, choregus.


Origin:
1620–30; < Latin < Greek chorāgós, dialectal variant of chorēgós, equivalent to chor(ós) chorus + -ēgos, combining form of ágein to lead

choragic [kuh-raj-ik, -rey-jik] , adjective
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choragus (kɔːˈreɪɡəs)
 
n , pl -gi, -guses
1.  in ancient Greek drama
 a.  the leader of a chorus
 b.  a sponsor of a chorus
2.  a conductor of a festival
 
[C17: from Latin, from Greek khoragos, from khoroschorus + agein to lead]
 
choragic
 
adj

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