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Headword: *au)tokra/twr
Adler number: alpha,4501
Translated headword: autocrat, absolute ruler, plenipotentiary
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] despot, leader. The word [is] Greek. But it is used for anyone who has made war and ruled over opponents. And it was a common term for both generals[1] and [sc. Roman] consuls.
In the vocative [it is] au)tokra/tor.
Greek Original:
*au)tokra/twr: despo/ths, a)/rxwn. *(ellhnikh\ h( fwnh/. ta/ttetai de\ e)pi\ panto\s tou= katapolemh/santos kai\ krath/santos tw=n e)nanti/wn. kai\ h)=n koino\n pro/srhma e)pi/ te strathgw=n kai\ u(pa/twn. e)piklhtikw=s au)tokra/tor.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras.
cf. generally alpha 4502 and alpha 4503.
[1] For an example, see alpha 4121.
Keywords: constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; law; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 2 August 2001@09:58:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 2 August 2001@10:06:31.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 28 August 2002@05:56:39.
David Whitehead (betacode and other cosmetics) on 3 May 2012@05:28:24.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2015@04:11:51.


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