tyran

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See also: tyrän

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

tyran (plural tyrans)

  1. Obsolete form of tyrant.
    • Edmund Spenser
      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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ti.ʁɑ̃/
  • (file)
  • Homophones: tirant, tyrans

Noun[edit]

tyran m (plural tyrans)

  1. tyrant
  2. bully

Further reading[edit]


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