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tetrarch

tet·rarch

tetrarch

pronunciation:
te trark [or] ti trark
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in ancient Rome, the ruler of the fourth part of a province.
definition 2: a subordinate ruler, or one who shares ruling powers and responsibilities with three others.
derivation: tetrarchic (adj.)
Word Parts
The word tetrarch contains the following parts:
arch, archi, arche (archae), archeo, (archaeo), -arch, -archy Greek root that means first in rank or time
synonyms:
prim, princ, prot, proto
 
tetr, tetra Greek root that means four