VCR Presentation 7

Bryan Culler

Guess the word???

The Han period is considered a golden age in Chinese history- this revers to the period in which the Han __________ ruled China.
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Dynasty

Definition(s)

n.


1. A succession of rulers from the same family group or line.


2. A succession of influential people linked by familial, political, social, or cultural association.

Forms

adj. dynastic


adj. dynastical


Plural: dynasties

General notes

-Often associated with Chinese culture or rulers


-Most commonly a familial lineage


-Noun form usually has the name beforehand (Ex: Ming dynasty)


-Spelling: dy(e)-nasty

Roots

Dunamis <G. "power"


Dunasthai <G. "to be able", "to have strength"

Synonyms

Regime, house, empire, anything that is a succession of rulers that are associated.

Antonym(s)

Democracy

Practice

Choose the sentence where the underlined word is used incorrectly.


1. Dynastic wars between families are no longer feared.


2. Every dynasty that ever ruled China was overthrown by peasant revolts.


3. It took the Qing dynasty almost twenty years to completely take over.


4. The Richinsons were a very dynastic family- always changing and on the move.