Definition of athlothete in US English:

athlothete

(also athlothetes)

noun

  • In the ancient Greek or Roman world: a person who presides over the public games; a director or overseer of the games, responsible for organizing events, judging competitions, awarding prizes, etc.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Rollin's Ancient History of the Egyptians and Greeks. In some forms from post-classical Latin athlotheta from ancient Greek ἀθλοθέτης.

Pronunciation

athlothete

/ˈaθləθiːt/