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dynast

[dahy-nast, -nuh st; British also din-ast] /ˈdaɪ næst, -nəst; British also ˈdɪn æst/
noun
1.
a ruler or potentate, especially a hereditary ruler.
Origin of dynast
1625-1635
1625-35; < Latin dynastēs < Greek dynástēs, equivalent to dýnas(thai) to rule + -tēs agent suffix
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  • He was dynast of the rich valleys and the green slopes, and liege lord of all living things about him.

    The Grizzly King James Oliver Curwood
British Dictionary definitions for dynast

dynast

/ˈdɪnəst; -æst/
noun
1.
a ruler, esp a hereditary one
Word Origin
C17: from Latin dynastēs, from Greek dunastēs, from dunasthai to be powerful
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Word Origin and History for dynast
n.

"hereditary ruler," 1630s, from Late Latin dynastes, from Greek dynastes (see dynasty).

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