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In the ancient Greek or Roman world: a person who presides over public games; a director or overseer of the games.
Early 17th century. From (i) classical Latin agōnotheta (in post-classical Latin also agonitheta, agonithetes) president of public games (attested in an inscription), in post-classical Latin also with reference to God (late 2nd cent. in Tertullian) and to Christ (early 3rd cent. in Tertullian), and denoting a spiritual athlete or leader of martyrs.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.