- the leader of the chorus in an ancient Greek play
- any leader of a chorus or band
Origin of choragusClassical Latin from Classical Greek chor?gos 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”).