autocrat etymology

English word autocrat comes from Ancient Greek κρατία, Ancient Greek αὐτο-, and later French autocrate (Autocrat (ruler with absolute power).)

Detailed word origin of autocrat

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
κρατία Ancient Greek (grc)
αὐτο- Ancient Greek (grc)
αὐτοκρατής Ancient Greek (grc)
autocrate French (fra) Autocrat (ruler with absolute power).
autocrat English (eng) A title borne by some such monarchs, as in Byzantium and tsarist Russia.. An absolute ruler with infinite power.

Words with the same origin as autocrat

Descendants of αὐτο-
autocephalous