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ethnarch Line breaks: eth|narch
Pronunciation: /ˈɛθnɑːk/

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Definition of ethnarch in English:


The ruler of a nation or people: the ethnarch of Judea
More example sentences
  • For supporting Julius Caesar they were rewarded well: Hyrcanus was made ethnarch as well as High Priest and Antipater was made procurator of Judea.
  • In lieu thereof, he created him ethnarch, and as such permitted him to govern nine years.
  • The ethnarch would understand the danger represented by the rebellious sect.


Mid 17th century: from Greek ethnarkhēs, from ethnos 'nation' + arkhēs 'ruling'.

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