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dynast

[ dahy-nast, -nuhst; British also din-ast ]
/ ˈdaɪ næst, -nəst; British also ˈdɪn æst /
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noun
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
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British Dictionary definitions for dynast

dynast
/ (ˈdɪnəst, -æst) /

noun
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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