Definition of patesi in English:

patesi

noun

  • In ancient Sumer: the ruler of a city-state; a priest-king.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Harper's Magazine. From Sumerian PA.TE.SI (a sign combination form now read énsi, with a proposed reading ensik, representing the full form) ruler, governor.

Pronunciation

patesi

/pəˈteɪsi/