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First declension Noun; Masculine Transliteration:

Principal Part: πρωθήβης πρωθήβου

Structure: πρωθηβ (Stem) + ης (Ending)

Etym.: prw=tos


  1. in the prime of youth


First declension

The inflection forms above were generated by rules and some usages of them were not attested.

Due to a bug of system, some forms may display wrong accents.


  • οἱ μὲν γὰρ ἄλλοι πάντεσ Ἀπόλλωνα νέον τε ἥγηνται καὶ πρωθήβην ποιέουσιν, μοῦνοι δὲ οὗτοι Ἀπόλλωνοσ γενειήτεω ξόανον δεικνύουσιν. (Lucian, De Syria dea, (no name) 35:2)
  • Κατάσπα, ὁ δὲ παραπέμψει ἕκαστον ἀντὶ γέροντοσ αὖθισ πρωθήβησ γενόμενοσ. (Lucian, Dialogi mortuorum, 5:5)
  • Δημοδόκου γοῦν ᾅδοντοσ κοῦροι πρωθῆβαι ὠρχοῦντο καὶ ἐν τῇ Ὁπλοποιίᾳ δὲ παιδὸσ κιθαρίζοντοσ ἄλλοι ἐναντίοι μολπῇ τε ὀρχηθμῷ τε ἔσκαιρον. (Athenaeus, The Deipnosophists, book 1, chapter 27 1:1)
  • ἔνθεν δ’ αὖτ’ ἐπὶ νῆα νόημ’ ὣσ ἆλτο πέτεσθαι, ἀνέρι εἰδόμενοσ αἰζηῷ τε κρατερῷ τε, πρωθήβῃ, χαίτῃσ εἰλυμένοσ εὐρέασ ὤμουσ· (Anonymous, Homeric Hymns, , <[Ei)\s A)po/llwna Pu/qion]> 29:5)
  • ἀμφὶ Διώνυσον, Σεμέλησ ἐρικυδέοσ υἱόν, μνήσομαι, ὡσ ἐφάνη παρὰ θῖν’ ἁλὸσ ἀτρυγέτοιο ἀκτῇ ἔπι προβλῆτι νεηνίῃ ἀνδρὶ ἐοικώσ, πρωθήβῃ· (Anonymous, Homeric Hymns, 2:1)
  • σὺν καί οἱ Ὕλασ κίεν, ἐσθλὸσ ὀπάων, πρωθήβησ, ἰῶν τε φορεὺσ φύλακόσ τε βιοῖο. (Apollodorus, Argonautica, book 1 3:12)


  1. in the prime of youth


Source: Henry George Liddell. Robert Scott. "A Greek-English Lexicon". revised and augmented throughout by. Sir Henry Stuart Jones.

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