Satrap meaning

sātrăp, sătrăp
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A subordinate bureaucrat or official.
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A ruler of a dependency, esp. a despotic, subordinate official; petty tyrant.
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A governor of a province in ancient Persia.
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A ruler.
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The governor of a province in ancient Persia.
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A governor of a Persian province.
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A petty ruler.
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Origin of satrap

  • Middle English satrape from Old French from Latin satrapēs from Greek from Old Persian khshathrapāvā protector of the province khshathra- realm, province pāvā protector pā- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English satrape, from Latin satrapēs, from Ancient Greek σατράπης (satrápēs), from Old Persian (xšaçapāvā, “protector of the province”), from (xšaça-, “realm, province”) and *pāvā (“protector”), from verbal root √pā (“to protect”). Akin to kshatriya.

    From Wiktionary