satrap

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English satrape, from Latin satrapēs, from Ancient Greek σατράπης (satrápēs), from Old Persian 𐎧𐏁𐏂𐎱𐎠𐎺𐎠 (xšaçapāvā, protector of the province), from 𐎧𐏁𐏂𐎶 (xšaça-, realm, province) and *pāvā (protector), from verbal root √pā (to protect). Akin to kshatriya.

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Noun[edit]

satrap (plural satraps)

  1. A governor of a Persian province.
  2. A petty ruler.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin satrapēs (governor), from Ancient Greek σατράπης (satrapēs), from Old Persian 𐎧𐏁𐏂𐎱𐎠𐎺𐎠 (xšaçapāvā, protector of the province).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sǎtrap/
  • Hyphenation: sat‧rap

Noun[edit]

sàtrap m (Cyrillic spelling са̀трап)

  1. satrap

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