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From Ancient Greek τύραννος (túrannos, absolute ruler).



tyrannus m (genitive tyrannī); second declension

  1. ruler, monarch
  2. tyrant, despot
    Sic semper tyrannis.
    Thus always to tyrants.


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tyrannus tyrannī
genitive tyrannī tyrannōrum
dative tyrannō tyrannīs
accusative tyrannum tyrannōs
ablative tyrannō tyrannīs
vocative tyranne tyrannī

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  • tyrannus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tyrannus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “tyrannus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • tyrannus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to establish some one as king, tyrant: aliquem regem, tyrannum constituere
  • tyrannus in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[2]
  • tyrannus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tyrannus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin