despot

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɛs.pɒt/, /ˈdɛz.pɒt/

Etymology[edit]

From Old French despote, from Medieval Latin despota, from Ancient Greek δεσπότης (despótēs, lord, master, owner), from the Proto-Indo-European phrase *déms pótis (master of the house)[1].

Noun[edit]

despot (plural despots)

  1. A ruler with absolute power; a tyrant.
  2. (historical) A title awarded to senior members of the imperial family in the late Byzantine Empire, and claimed by various independent or semi-autonomous rulers in the Balkans (12th to 15th centuries)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Benjamin W. Fortson - Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction, Blackwell 2004, 2009

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δεσπότης (despótēs, lord, master).

Noun[edit]

despot c (singular definite despoten, plural indefinite despoter)

  1. despot

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /děspot/
  • Hyphenation: des‧pot

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dèspot m (Cyrillic spelling дѐспот)

  1. despot

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Swedish[edit]

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despot c

  1. despot