Dynast meaning

dīnăst, -nəst
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A ruler, especially a hereditary one.
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A ruler, esp. a hereditary ruler.
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A ruler or governor, especially a hereditary ruler or someone who founded or is part of a dynasty.
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Origin of dynast

  • Latin dynastēs from Greek dunastēs lord from dunasthai to be able deu-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin dynastēs, from Ancient Greek δυναστής (dunastēs, “lord, ruler”), from δύνασθαι (dunasthai, “to be powerful”).

    From Wiktionary