sátrapa

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See also: satrapa, Satrapa, and sàtrapa

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From from Latin satrapēs (governor), from Ancient Greek σατράπης (satrápēs), from Old Median *xšaθrapāwan- (literally kingdom-protector), which is cognate with Old Persian 𐎧𐏁𐏂𐎱𐎠𐎺𐎠 (xšaçapāvā); see there for more.

Noun[edit]

sátrapa m (plural sátrapas)

  1. (historical) satrap (governor of a Persian province)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin satrapēs (governor), from Ancient Greek σατράπης (satrápēs), from Old Median *xšaθrapāwan- (literally kingdom-protector), which is cognate with Old Persian 𐎧𐏁𐏂𐎱𐎠𐎺𐎠 (xšaçapāvā); see there for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsatɾapa/, [ˈsa.t̪ɾa.pa]

Noun[edit]

sátrapa m (plural sátrapas)

  1. (historical) satrap (governor of a Persian province)
  2. (colloquial) person that governs in a despotic and arbitrary fashion, usually making ostentation of their power