satrapa

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See also: Satrapa, sátrapa, and sàtrapa

Czech[edit]

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  • IPA(key): [ˈsatrapa]
  • Hyphenation: sa‧t‧ra‧pa

Noun[edit]

satrapa m anim

  1. satrap

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Further reading[edit]

  • satrapa in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • satrapa in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σατράπης (satrápēs).

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Noun[edit]

satrapa m (genitive satrapae); first declension

  1. A satrap; a governor of a province, a viceroy among the Persians.
  2. (Medieval Latin, by extension) Any barbarian ruler.
    • 9th or 10th century, uncertain author, Waltharius lines 371 and 1126:
      Tristior immensis satrapae clamoribus inquit ...
      Sorrowfully she, with boundless cries, spoke to the ruler [Attila] ...
      Laudat consilium satrapa et complectitur illum ...
      The ruler [Gunther] praised the plan, and embraced him ...
    • c. 1200, Saxo Grammaticus, Gesta Danorum, book 1 chapter 3.2:
      In quo annorum uirtutisque procursu ob Aluildam, quam summe pulchritudinis intuitu postulabat, cum Scato, Allemanie satrapa, eiusdem puelle competitore, Theotonum Danorumque exercitu inspectante ex prouocationa dimicauit ...
      As [Skioldus'] age and virtue increased, he, as he sought the hand of Alvild in view of her great beauty, challenged his rival suitor Skat, the ruler of the Alemanni, to single combat before the eyes of the Teutonic and Danish armies ...

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative satrapa satrapae
Genitive satrapae satrapārum
Dative satrapae satrapīs
Accusative satrapam satrapās
Ablative satrapā satrapīs
Vocative satrapa satrapae

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Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin satrapa (governor), from Ancient Greek σατράπης (satrápēs), from Old Median *xšaθrapāwan- (literally kingdom-protector).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /satˈra.pa/
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Noun[edit]

satrapa m pers (feminine satrapka)

  1. (historical) satrap (governor of a Persian province)
  2. despot, tyrant (oppressive and harsh person)
    Synonyms: despota, tyran

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Further reading[edit]

  • satrapa in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • satrapa in Polish dictionaries at PWN