Tetrarch \Te"trarch\, a. Four. [Obs.] --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

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  • TETRARCH — TETRARCH, Greek term meaning vassal ruler, given to minor rulers in the provinces of Judea and Syria in the Roman period. The original meaning of the word was head of the four, and it was used in this sense in Thessaly. However, in the course of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Tetrarch — is a Greek term meaning ruler of a quarter for a holder of Imperial office under a Tetrarchy. It was applied earlier to rulers of minor principalities owing allegiance to Rome.It can also refer, more loosely, to* A provincial governor in a… …   Wikipedia

  • Tetrarch — ist die Bezeichnung für einen Herrscher im Rahmen einer Tetrarchie einen Panzer, siehe Tetrarch (Panzer) eine viersträngige Wurzel einer Pflanze Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tetrarch — late O.E. tetrarche ruler of one of four divisions of a kingdom or province, from L.L. tetrarcha, from Gk. tetrarkhes leader of four companies, tetrarch, from tetra four (see TETRA (Cf. tetra )) + arkhein to rule (see ARCHON (Cf. archon)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • tetrarch — tetrarch·ate; tetrarch; …   English syllables

  • Tetrarch — Te trarch, n. [L. tetrarches, Gr. ?, ?; te tra (see {Tetra }) + ? a ruler, ? to lead; rule: cf. F. t[ e]trarque. See {Arch}, a.] (Rom. Antiq.) A Roman governor of the fourth part of a province; hence, any subordinate or dependent prince; also, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tetrárch — (griech.), in asiatischen Staaten (z. B. Galatien) ein »Vierfürst«, d. h. einer der vier Beherrscher des Landes; in Judäa hießen die Teilfürsten Tetrarchen, z. B. Herodes. Tetrarchie, Herrschaft, Würde, Bezirk eines Vierfürsten; s. auch Phalanx …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tetrárch — (grch.), Vierfürst, im Altertum einer der 4 Beherrscher eines Landes (z.B. in Galatien) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • tetrarch — [te′trärk΄, tē′trärk΄] n. [ME tetrarche < LL(Ec) tetrarcha < L tetrarches < Gr tetrarchēs: see TETRA & ARCH] 1. in the ancient Roman Empire, the ruler of part (orig. a fourth part) of a province 2. a subordinate prince, governor, etc.… …   English World dictionary

  • tetrarch — tetrarchy, tetrarchate /te trahr kayt , kit, tee /, n. tetrarchic /te trahr kik, ti /, tetrarchical, adj. /te trahrk, tee /, n. 1. any ruler of a fourth part, division, etc. 2. a subordinate ruler. 3. one of four joint rulers or chiefs. 4. the… …   Universalium

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