αὐθέντης

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From αὐτός (autós, self) + *ἕντης (héntēs), from Proto-Indo-European *senh₁- (whence also ἀνύω (anúō, I effect, accomplish), συνέντης (sunéntēs, helper, accomplice)).

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αὐθέντης (authéntēs) (genitive αὐθέντου) m, first declension

  1. a perpetrator of any act, especially that he commits a murder with his own hand
  2. a suicide, a person who has intentionally killed himself
  3. an absolute ruler, an autocrat

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