dunastés: a ruler, a potentateOriginal Word: δυνάστης, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
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.
Cognate: 1413 dynástēs – a potentate (someone mighty in power). See 1411 (dynamis).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a ruler, a potentate
court official (1), rulers (1), Sovereign (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 1413: δυνάστης
δυνάστης, δυνάστου, ὁ (δύναμαι); from (Sophocles and) Herodotus on; powerful;
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). From dunamai; a ruler or officer -- of great authority, mighty, potentate. see GREEK dunamai
From dunamai; a ruler or officer -- of great authority, mighty, potentate.
see GREEK dunamai
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 1413
δυνάστας — 1 Occ.
δυνάστης — 2 Occ.
Luke 1:52 N-AMP
GRK: καθεῖλεν δυνάστας ἀπὸ θρόνων
NAS: He has brought down rulers from [their] thrones,
KJV: He hath put down the mighty from
INT: He put down rulers from thrones
Acts 8:27 N-NMS