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choragus

[kuh-rey-guh s, koh-, kaw-] /kəˈreɪ gəs, koʊ-, kɔ-/
noun, plural choragi
[kuh-rey-jahy, koh-, kaw-] /kəˈreɪ dʒaɪ, koʊ-, kɔ-/ (Show IPA),
choraguses.
1.
  1. the leader of a dramatic chorus.
  2. a person who undertook the expense of providing for such a chorus.
2.
any conductor of an entertainment or festival.
Also, choregus.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; < Latin < Greek chorāgós, dialectal variant of chorēgós, equivalent to chor(ós) chorus + -ēgos, combining form of ágein to lead
Related forms
choragic
[kuh-raj-ik, -rey-jik] /kəˈrædʒ ɪk, -ˈreɪ dʒɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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choragus

/kɔːˈreɪɡəs/
noun (pl) -gi (-dʒaɪ), -guses
1.
(in ancient Greek drama)
  1. the leader of a chorus
  2. a sponsor of a chorus
2.
a conductor of a festival
Derived Forms
choragic (kɔːˈrædʒɪk; -ˈreɪ-) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, from Greek khoragos, from khoroschorus + agein to lead
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