- the ruler of a people, tribe, or nation.
Origin of ethnarch
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Examples from the Web for ethnarch
Onias was recognised by the Judans as head, or prince of the race (Ethnarch).History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6)
This is the word he uses for 'ethnarch,' Contra Flaccum, § 10.The Three Additions to Daniel, A Study
William Heaford Daubney
They obtained from the ethnarch, who governed Damascus in the name of Hrath, an order to arrest him.The Apostles
In the following year he was by popular decree invested with absolute powers, being appointed leader, high priest and ethnarch.
- the ruler of a people or province, as in parts of the Roman and Byzantine Empires
C17: from Greek ethnarkhēs, from ethnos nation + arkhein to rule