plural -s
: the governor of a province or people (as of the Byzantine Empire)
the ethnarch of Cyprus

Word History


Greek ethnarchēs ruler of a tribe or nation, from ethnos nation + -archēs, from archos ruler

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ethnarch was in 1602

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“Ethnarch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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