choragus

noun

cho·​ra·​gus kə-ˈrā-gəs How to pronounce choragus (audio)
variants or choregus
1
: the leader of a chorus or choir
broadly : the leader of any group or movement
2
: a leader of a dramatic chorus in ancient Greece
choragic adjective

Word History

Etymology

Latin & Greek; Latin choragus, from Greek choragos, chorēgos, from choros chorus + agein to lead — more at agent

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of choragus was in 1625

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Cite this Entry

“Choragus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/choragus. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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