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Headword: Σατραπεία
Adler number: sigma,153
Translated headword: satrapy
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] province.[1] But σατράπης ["satrap"], [genitive] σατράπου , [is] a kind of official position.[2]
Greek Original:
Σατραπεία: ἐπαρχία. Σατράπης δέ, σατράπου, εἶδος ἀξιώματος.
Notes:
Old Persian χšaθrapāvan-, literally 'kingdom-protector'.
[1] sc. of the Persian empire; cf. epsilon 2605, epsilon 2723, kappa 1495, pi 504.
[2] cf. alpha 83, delta 74, delta 929, iota 545, theta 472, nu 611, omicron 1012, sigma 121. sigma 1213.
Reference:
T. Petit, Satrapes et satrapies dans l'empire achéménide de Cyrus le Grand à Xerxès Ier. Liège: Bibliothèque de la Faculté de philosophie et lettres de l'Université de Liège, 1990.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; history
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 December 2004@00:48:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 1 December 2004@03:19:28.
Mehmet Fatih Yavuz (augmented bibliography, added address) on 23 October 2008@16:24:26.
David Whitehead on 17 August 2011@05:56:10.
Mehmet Fatih Yavuz on 19 August 2011@03:59:13.
David Whitehead on 22 December 2013@08:06:00.

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