ethnarch

[ eth-nahrk ]
/ ˈɛθ nɑrk /

noun

the ruler of a people, tribe, or nation.

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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 forms of ethnarch

ethnarchy, noun

Word Origin for ethnarch

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