[ dahy-nast, -nuh st; British also din-ast ]
/ ˈdaɪ næst, -nəst; British also ˈdɪn æst /
a ruler or potentate, especially a hereditary ruler.
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Origin of dynast
1625–35; < Latin dynastēs < Greek dynástēs, equivalent to dýnas(thai) to rule + -tēs agent suffix
Words nearby dynast
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Example sentences from the Web for dynast
He was dynast of the rich valleys and the green slopes, and liege lord of all living things about him.The Grizzly King|James Oliver Curwood
British Dictionary definitions for dynast
/ (ˈdɪnəst, -æst) /
a ruler, esp a hereditary one
Word Origin for dynast
C17: from Latin dynastēs, from Greek dunastēs, from dunasthai to be powerful
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