a ruler, esp. a hereditary ruler
Origin of dynastClassical Latin dynastes ; from Classical Greek dynast?s ; from dynasthai: see dynamic
A ruler, especially a hereditary one.
Origin of dynastLatin dynast&emacron;s, from Greek dunast&emacron;s, lord, from dunasthai, to be able; see deu-2 in Indo-European roots.
From Late Latin dynastēs, from Ancient Greek δυναστής (dunastēs, “lord, ruler”), from δύνασθαι (dunasthai, “to be powerful”).