throne

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English trone, from Old French trone, from Latin thronus, from Ancient Greek θρόνος (thrónos, chair, throne). Early Modern English spelling modified to conform with Latin and Greek etymology.

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throne (plural thrones)

  1. The ornate seat a king or queen sits on for formal occasions, usually placed on a raised dais in the throne room.
    • He approached the throne reverently.
  2. The formal position of a sovereign.
    • Bible, Genesis xli. 40
      Only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
    • Tennyson
      To mould a mighty state's decrees, / And shape the whisper of the throne.
  3. (colloquial) The lavatory or toilet.
    • She’s on the throne.
  4. (Biblical tradition) The third highest order of angel in Christian angelology, ranked above dominions and below cherubim.
    • Young
      Great Sire! whom thrones celestial ceaseless sing.
  5. (music) A type of stool used by drummers.
  6. (figuratively) The leadership.

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throne (third-person singular simple present thrones, present participle throning, simple past and past participle throned)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To place on a royal seat; to enthrone.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To place in an elevated position; to give sovereignty or dominion to; to exalt.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Milton
      True image of the Father, whether throned / In the bosom of bliss, and light of light.
  3. (intransitive, archaic) To be in, or sit upon, a throne; to be placed as if upon a throne.

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

throne

  1. vocative singular of thronus

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French trone the h was added back to reflect the Latin thronus, from Ancient Greek θρόνος (thrónos, chair, throne).

Noun[edit]

throne m (plural thrones)

  1. throne

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