plural -s
: the omnipotent lord of the universe : almighty ruler
used especially of Christ
the typical Byzantine icon presents Jesus as the Pantocrator … on his heavenly throneF. B. Artz

Word History


Medieval Latin, from Greek pantokratōr, from pant- + kratōr ruler, from kratein to rule (from kratos strength)

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“Pantocrator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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