1413. dunastés
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dunastés: a ruler, a potentate
Original Word: δυνάστης, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: dunastés
Phonetic Spelling: (doo-nas'-tace)
Short Definition: a ruler, potentate
Definition: (lit: a man who rules by force), a ruler, potentate; also: courtier, member of the court.

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Cognate: 1413 dynástēs – a potentate (someone mighty in power). See 1411 (dynamis).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from dunamai
a ruler, a potentate
NASB Translation
court official (1), rulers (1), Sovereign (1).

STRONGS NT 1413: δυνάστης

δυνάστης, δυνάστου, (δύναμαι); from (Sophocles and) Herodotus on; powerful;

1. a prince, potentate: Luke 1:52; used of God (Sir. 46:5; 2 Macc. 15:3, 23, etc.; of Zeus, Sophocles Ant. 608), 1 Timothy 6:15.

2. a courtier, high officer, royal minister: Acts 8:27 (A. V. (a eunuch) of great authority; but see Meyer at the passage) (δυνάσται Φαραώ, Genesis 50:4).

ruler, officer, potentate

From dunamai; a ruler or officer -- of great authority, mighty, potentate.

see GREEK dunamai

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