αὐθέντης

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From αὐτός (autós, self) +‎ *ἕντης (*héntēs), from Proto-Indo-European *senh₁- (to prepare, work on, succeed) +‎ -της (-tēs, masculine agentive suffix), whence also ἀνύω (anúō, I effect, accomplish), συνέντης (sunéntēs, helper, accomplice).

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αὐθέντης (authéntēsm (genitive αὐθέντου); 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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