prytanis

noun pryt·a·nis \ˈpritənə̇s\

Definition of prytanis

plural

prytanes

\-ənˌēz\
  1. 1 :  a member of a prytany

  2. 2 :  a chief official in various ancient Greek states (as Lycia, Miletus, or Rhodes) after the abolition of monarchies

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Origin and Etymology of prytanis

Latin, from Greek, ruler, lord, prytanis, of non-Indo-European origin


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