plural agonothetes or agonothetae
: the judge or director of public games in ancient Greece

Word History


Late Latin agonotheta, from Greek agōnothetēs, from agōn + -thetēs (from tithenai to appoint, make, do)

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agonothete was in 1600

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“Agonothete.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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