satrap

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English satrape, from Latin satrapēs (governor), from Ancient Greek σατράπης (satrápēs), from Old Median *xšaθrapāwan- (literally kingdom-protector)[1], which is cognate with Old Persian 𐎧𐏁𐏂𐎱𐎠𐎺𐎠 (xšaçapāvā); see there for more.

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Noun[edit]

satrap (plural satraps)

  1. (historical) A governor of a Persian province.
    • 1922, Dhalla, Maneckji Nusservanji, Zoroastrian Civilization[2], page 222:
      Eunuchs were chiefly employed in the harems of the king, and his satraps.
  2. A subordinate ruler.
    • 2022 February 19, Andrew Higgins, “Once He Kept Russia at a Distance. Now He Is a Docile Putin Satrap.”, in The New York Times[3], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Backed by an expansive and brutal security system, Mr. Lukashenko shows no sign of losing his grip at home, if at the cost of becoming Mr. Putin’s enfeebled satrap.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mackenzie, D. N. (1998), “ENGLISH i. Persian Elements in English”, in Encyclopædia Iranica, online edition[1], New York, retrieved 2016-12-17

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French satrape, from Latin satrapes.

Noun[edit]

satrap m (plural satrapi)

  1. satrap

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin satrapēs (governor), from Ancient Greek σατράπης (satrápēs), 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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