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Etymology edit

From Middle French dynastie, from Late Latin dynastia, from Ancient Greek δυναστεία (dunasteía, power, dominion).

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɪnəsti/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdaɪnəsti/
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Noun edit

dynasty (plural dynasties)

  1. A series of rulers or dynasts from one family.
    Synonyms: house, lineage
    Hapsburg dynasty; Ottoman dynasty
  2. (East Asian history) The polity or historical era under the rule of a certain dynasty.
    During the Ming dynasty, China was ruled by the Zhu family.
  3. (sports) A team or organization which has an extended period of success or dominant performance.

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