ethnarch

[ eth-nahrk ]
/ ˈɛθ nɑrk /
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noun

the ruler of a people, tribe, or nation.

Nearby words

  1. ethmoidal sinus,
  2. ethmoidal vein,
  3. ethmoidectomy,
  4. ethmoiditis,
  5. ethmoturbinal,
  6. ethnarchy,
  7. ethnic,
  8. ethnic cleansing,
  9. ethnic minority,
  10. ethnical

Origin of ethnarch

From the Greek word ethnárchēs, dating back to 1635–45. See ethno-, -arch

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British Dictionary definitions for ethnarch

ethnarch

/ (ˈɛθnɑːk) /

noun

the ruler of a people or province, as in parts of the Roman and Byzantine Empires
Derived Formsethnarchy, noun

Word Origin for ethnarch

C17: from Greek ethnarkhēs, from ethnos nation + arkhein to rule

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