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dynast

[ dahy-nast, -nuhst; British also din-ast ]

noun

  1. a ruler or potentate, especially a hereditary ruler.


dynast

/ ˈdɪnəst; -æst /

noun

  1. a ruler, esp a hereditary one


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Word History and Origins

Origin of dynast1

1625–35; < Latin dynastēs < Greek dynástēs, equivalent to dýnas ( thai ) to rule + -tēs agent suffix
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Word History and Origins

Origin of dynast1

C17: from Latin dynastēs, from Greek dunastēs, from dunasthai to be powerful
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Example Sentences

If elected, Dingell won't be alone as a political dynast in the House of Representatives.

He was dynast of the rich valleys and the green slopes, and liege lord of all living things about him.

For a little while the tribal deity and the belligerent dynast reign supreme.

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