The satrap, or governor, had the tribute collected and sent it to the king.
The satrap began to open a negotiation with Klearchus and the other generals.
As the crowd withdrew to regale themselves with a largess of leben, the daughter of the satrap appeared.
What could be clearer, therefore, than that he was about to make a dash at the satrap's home in Caria?
The right, which was under the command of the Syrian satrap, Mazseus, made a firmer stand.
When he had heard her words, Pharnabazus decided that the woman ought to be satrap.
The satrap exclaimed at such extortion, and offered five hundred, observing that he would return again.
Hence the Persians argued that they had been betrayed by the satrap.
Where a satrap is appointed he has charge of both departments.
He has made the satrap, as you see, a fugitive and a vagabond in his own vast territory.
late 14c., "governor of a province of ancient Persia," from Latin satrapes, from Greek satrapes, from Old Persian xšathrapavan-, literally "guardian of the realm," from xšathra- "realm, province" (related to xšayathiya "king," cognate with Sanskrit kshatra; cf. shah) + pavan- "guardian," from PIE *pa- "to protect, feed" (see food). Related: Satrapy.