The satrap, or governor, had the tribute collected and sent it to the king.
What could be clearer, therefore, than that he was about to make a dash at the satrap's home in Caria?
As the crowd withdrew to regale themselves with a largess of leben, the daughter of the satrap appeared.
When he had heard her words, Pharnabazus decided that the woman ought to be satrap.
The right, which was under the command of the Syrian satrap, Mazseus, made a firmer stand.
Hence the Persians argued that they had been betrayed by the satrap.
The satrap exclaimed at such extortion, and offered five hundred, observing that he would return again.
He has made the satrap, as you see, a fugitive and a vagabond in his own vast territory.
Where a satrap is appointed he has charge of both departments.
The satrap began to open a negotiation with Klearchus and the other generals.
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.