δεσπότης

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

An original phrase from Proto-Indo-European *déms pótis ‎(master of the house), from *dṓm ‎(house), whence also Ancient Greek δόμος ‎(dómos, house); and *pótis ‎(master), whence also Ancient Greek πόσις ‎(pósis, husband); with an ending influenced by -της ‎(-tēs, masculine adjectival suffix). Cognate with Sanskrit दम्पति ‎(dám-pati, lord of the house).

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NounEdit

δεσπότης ‎(despótēsm ‎(genitive δεσπότου); first declension despoths despotes may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek δεσπότης.

  1. master, lord (most commonly in the context of one who owns slaves)
  2. ruler, despot
  3. generally: owner

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Note: Accusative singular in the Ionic dialect can be δεσπότεα or δεσπότεας.

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δεσπότης ‎(despótēs)

NounEdit

δεσπότης ‎(despótism ‎(plural δεσπότες)

  1. despot, tyrant
  2. (religion) bishop
  3. bully
  4. (historical) Title of a Byzantine regional ruler.

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