tetrarch

noun

te·​trarch ˈte-ˌträrk How to pronounce tetrarch (audio)
ˈtē-
1
: a governor of the fourth part of a province
2
: a subordinate prince
tetrarchic adjective

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Latin tetrarcha, from Greek tetrarchēs, from tetra- + -archēs -arch

First Known Use

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tetrarch was in the 12th century

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“Tetrarch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetrarch. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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