hegeomai (verb) – leaders, who have the rule over, ruler
From Strong’s Lexicon
- to lead
- to go before
- to be a leader
- to rule, command
- to have authority over
- a prince, of regal power, governor, viceroy, chief, leading as respects influence, controlling in counsel, overseers or leaders of the churches
- used of any kind of leader, chief, commander
- the leader in speech, chief, spokesman
- to consider, deem, account, think
Strong, J. (2001). Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.
From Theological Dictionary of the New Testament
“to lead”; b. “to think,” “to believe,” “to regard as.” Sense a. occurs in the NT only in the present participle. In sense b. we find the word in Acts, Paul, the Past., Hebrews, James and Peter, but not in the Johannine writings (including Rev.).
Vol. 2: Theological dictionary of the New Testament. 1964- (G. Kittel, G. W. Bromiley & G. Friedrich, Ed.) (electronic ed.) (907). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.