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cho·ra·gus(kə-rā′gəs) also cho·re·gus (-rē′-, -rā′-)
n. pl. cho·ra·gi also cho·re·gi (-jī′)
1. One who undertook the expense of providing the chorus in ancient Greek drama.
2. The leader of a group or movement.
[Latin chorāgus, from Greek khorēgos, khorāgos : khoros, chorus; see gher- in Indo-European roots + agein, to lead; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]
cho·rag′ic (-răj′ĭk) adj.
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n, pl -gi (-dʒaɪ) or -guses
1. (Theatre) (in ancient Greek drama)
a. the leader of a chorus
b. a sponsor of a chorus
2. (Theatre) a conductor of a festival
[C17: from Latin, from Greek khoragos, from khoros chorus + agein to lead]
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cho•ra•gus(kəˈreɪ gəs, koʊ-, kɔ-)
n., pl. -gi (-jī), -gus•es.
1. (in ancient Greece) the leader of a dramatic chorus.
2. any conductor or leader of something, esp. of a musical ensemble or entertainment.
[1620–30; < Latin < Greek chorāgós,chorēgós <chor(ós) chorus + ágein to lead]
cho•rag•ic (kəˈrædʒ ɪk, -ˈreɪ dʒɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||choragus - (ancient Greece) leader of a group or festival; leader of a chorus|
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leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
antiquity - the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
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