patesi

noun pa·te·si \pəˈtāzē\

Definition of patesi

plural

-s

  1. :  a ruler of some of the Sumerian city-states who combined the religious and the secular chieftaincies :  priest-king

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Origin and Etymology of patesi

incorrect reading of Sumerian ensi, a title borne by the patesis


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