τύραννος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a loanword from a language of Asia Minor, most likely Lydian. See also Etruscan 𐌕𐌖𐌓𐌏𐌍 ‎(turon, mistress, lady), a surname of Venus, which is probably related. Beekes argues for a Pre-Greek origin.

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Noun[edit]

τῠ́ραννος ‎(túrannosm, f ‎(genitive τῠράννου); second declension turannos tyrannos may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek τῠ́ραννος.

  1. absolute ruler (i.e. of gods, kings)
  2. (with negative connotation) tyrant, dictator, despot

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τῠ́ραννος ‎(túrannosm, f ‎(neuter τῠ́ραννον); second declension

  1. kingly, royal, regal
  2. imperious, despotic

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Noun[edit]

τύραννος ‎(týrannosm ‎(plural τύραννοι)

  1. tyrant
  2. (historical) tyrant (an absolute ruler in ancient Greece)

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