tyrannis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek τυραννίς (turannís).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tyrannis f (genitive tyrannidis); third declension

  1. tyranny; arbitrary or despotic rule
    • 1313, Dante Alighieri, “Liber I [Book 1]”, in De monarchia [About monarchy]:
      Genus humanum solum imperante Monarcha, sui, et non alterius gratia, est: tunc enim solum Politiae diriguntur obliquae, democratiae scilicet, oligarchiae atque tyrannides, quae in servitute cogunt genus humanum.
      Only when the monarch rules, mankind exists for his own sake, and not of others: for only then are the twisted governments rightened, namely democracies, oligarchies and tyrannies, which force mankind into slavery.
  2. (by extension) the region ruled by a tyrant
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tyrannis tyrannidēs
Genitive tyrannidis tyrannidum
Dative tyrannidī tyrannidibus
Accusative tyrannidem tyrannidēs
Ablative tyrannide tyrannidibus
Vocative tyrannis tyrannidēs
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Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of tyrannus (tyrant, ruler).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tyrannīs

  1. dative plural of tyrannus
  2. ablative plural of tyrannus
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