1) a woman set over others
2) a female guardian, protectress, patroness, caring for the affairs of others and aiding them with her resources
Part of Speech: noun feminine
Feminine of a derivative of G4291; a patroness, that is, assistant: - succourer.
These two sites give similar information, with the definition from several dictionaries and statistics on the use of the word.
Perseus Digital Library
University of Chicago's Logion lexicon
Thayer's dictionary plus other information.
From this site's dictionary (in Italian)
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