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τῑμωρ-ός, όν, contr. from τιμάορος (v. sub fin.), which remains as a Dor. form in Pi.O. 9.84 (trisyll.), A.Ag.514, al., E.Fr.318.4, IG14.1389 ii 29 (Rome), etc.; in late Ep. τιμήορος, A.R.4.709, 1358, 1730: A.Supp.42 (lyr.) has an acc. τιμάορα, as if from τιμάωρ, ορος, ὁ:—
avenging, and as Subst. avenger, τ. τινός any one's avenger, A.Ag.1280, 1324, 1578, S.El.811, 1156, etc.: c. dat., τ. τινὶ γενέσθαι Antipho 1.2: c. gen. rei, helping one to vengeance for a thing, πατρὶ τ. φόνου S.El. 14: abs., ἐπεὶ τιμάορος ἕστωρ the founder is the avenger, IG l.c. (cf. Berl.Sitzb.1928.19): not always of persons, δίκη κακῶν τ. S.Fr.107.9; ἡ τῶν συγγενῶν αἱμάτων τ. δίκη Pl.Lg.872e, cf. 716a; χείρ E.Hec. 843; λόγος τ. a plea or argument for vengeance, Hdt.7.5.

2. executioner, Plb.2.58.8.

3. τιμωρόν, τό, = κώνειον, Ps.-Dsc.4.78.

II. succouring, and as Subst. succourer of one who has been attacked or wronged, Hdt.2.141, 7.171, Th.4.2; τὸν ἐμὸν τιμάορον Ἑρμῆν my tutelary god, A.Ag.514; ἡρῷσσαι, Λιβύης τιμήοροι ἠδὲ θύγατρες A.R.4.1358; Ἀπόλλωνα ..Ἀνάφης τιμήορον ib.1730.

2. metaph., ἦλθον τιμάορος Ἰσθμίαισι Λαμπρομάχου μίτραις I have come to pay honour to .., Pi.l.c. (τιμα-ορος perh. 'penalty-exactor', fr. τιμή 111 and ἄρνυμαι:—
for the accentuations τιμάορος: τιμωρός, cf. λυράοιδος: λυρῳδός, on which see Hdn.Gr.1.229.)