choragus[kō rā′gəs, kə-]
- the leader of the chorus in an ancient Greek play
- any leader of a chorus or band
Origin of choragusClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek chorēgos ; from choros, chorus + agein, to lead: see act
nounpl. cho·ra·gi also cho·re·gi
- One who undertook the expense of providing the chorus in ancient Greek drama.
- The leader of a group or movement.
Origin of choragusLatin chorāgus, from Greek khorēgos, khorāgos : khoros, chorus; see gher-1 in Indo-European roots + agein, to lead; see ag- in Indo-European roots.
Latin choragus, from Ancient Greek χορός (khoros, “chorus”) + ἄγω (agō, “I lead”).