dynast

[ dahy-nast, -nuh st; British also din-ast ]
/ ˈdaɪ næst, -nəst; British also ˈdɪn æst /

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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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

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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