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sa•trap \ˈsā-ˌtrap also ˈsa-ˌtrap or ˈsa-trəp\ n

[ME, fr. L satrapes, fr. Gk satrapēs, fr. OPers khshathrapāvan, lit., protector of the dominion] 14c

1           the governor of a province in ancient Persia

2     a      ruler

     b      a subordinate official henchman




\ə\ abut \ə\ kitten, F table \ər\ further \a\ ash \ā\ ace \ä\ mop, mar

\au̇\ out \ch\ chin \e\ bet \ē\ easy \g\ go \i\ hit \ī\ ice \j\ job

\ŋ\ sing \ō\ go \ȯ\ law \ȯi\ boy \th\ thin \ṯẖ\ the \ü\ loot \u̇\ foot

\y\ yet \zh\ vision, beige \ḵ, n, œ, ue, y\ see Guide to Pronunciation

n northern, noun

ME Middle English

fr from

L Latin

Gk Greek

OPers Old Persian

lit literally, literary

c century

[1]Merriam-Webster, I. (2003). Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary. Includes index. (Eleventh ed.). Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, Inc.

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