Pronounced: ZAN-thick, adj

Notes: Another word that is a stranger to me

Yesterday’s word

The word satrap is

  • a governor of a province in ancient Persia
  • a subordinate ruler or official
First usage

The word came into English in the late 1300s

Background / Comments

This is quite a traveled word: It came from the Latin word satrapes, which came from Greek. It came to Greek from the old Persian word khshathrapavan (protector of the province), which is a combination of khshathra- (province) and pava (protector).

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