tyran

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See also: tyrän

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

tyran (plural tyrans)

  1. Obsolete form of tyrant.
    • (Can we date this quote by Edmund Spenser and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Lordly love is such a tyran fell.

Verb[edit]

tyran (third-person singular simple present tyrans, present participle tyranning, simple past and past participle tyranned)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To act tyrannically towards.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tyran in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French tyran, borrowed from Latin tyrannus, from Ancient Greek τύραννος (túrannos). Replaced Old French tirant.

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Noun[edit]

tyran m (plural tyrans, feminine tyranne)

  1. tyrant
  2. bully

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

tyran

  1. Alternative form of tyraunt

Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

tyran m (plural tyrans)

  1. tyrant

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French tirant, from Latin tyrannus (ruler, monarch; tyrant, despot), from Ancient Greek τύραννος (túrannos, lord, master, sovereign, tyrant).

Noun[edit]

tyran m (plural tyrans)

  1. (Jersey) tyrant

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin tyrannus, from Ancient Greek τύραννος (túrannos).

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Noun[edit]

tyran m pers (diminutive tyranek, feminine tyranka)

  1. tyrant (oppressive and harsh person)
  2. tyrant (harsh and cruel ruler)
  3. (historical, Ancient Greece) tyrant (usurper; one who gains power and rules extralegally, distinguished from kings elevated by election or succession)

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Noun[edit]

tyran m anim

  1. tyrant flycatcher

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Further reading[edit]

  • tyran in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • tyran in Polish dictionaries at PWN