ethnarch

noun eth·narch \ˈethˌnärk\

Definition of ethnarch

plural

-s

  1. :  the governor of a province or people (as of the Byzantine Empire) the ethnarch of Cyprus

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Origin and Etymology of ethnarch

Greek ethnarchēs ruler of a tribe or nation, from ethnos nation + -archēs, from archos ruler — more at archi-


First Known Use: 1602


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