myriarch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μυριάρχης (muriárkhēs) in Herodotus or μυρίαρχος (muríarkhos) in Xenophon, from μυρίος (muríos, myriad, ten thousand) + -άρχης (-árkhēs) or -αρχος (-arkhos, -arch: ruler, commander), Calque of Old Iranian *baivar-pati-.[1]

As a Mongolian commander, translating Mongolian tümen-ü noyon.

Noun[edit]

myriarch (plural myriarchs)

  1. A ruler or commander over 10,000 people, particularly
    1. (historical military) The commander of a Mongolian tomen.
    2. (historical politics) The governor of a myriarchy in Mongolian Tibet.

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References[edit]

  • "myriarch, n", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.