dynast

dynast

[dahy-nast, -nuhst; British also din-ast]
noun
a ruler or potentate, especially a hereditary ruler.

Origin:
1625–35; < Latin dynastēs < Greek dynástēs, equivalent to dýnas(thai) to rule + -tēs agent suffix

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dynast (ˈdɪnəst, -æst)
 
n
a ruler, esp a hereditary one
 
[C17: from Latin dynastēs, from Greek dunastēs, from dunasthai to be powerful]

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