See also: Despot

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French despote, from Old French despote, from Medieval Latin despota, from Ancient Greek δεσπότης (despótēs, lord, master, owner), from the Proto-Indo-European phrase *déms pótis (master of the house).[1] Cognate with Sanskrit दम्पति (dámpati).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɛs.pɒt/, /ˈdɛz.pɒt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdɛs.pət/
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NounEdit

despot (plural despots)

  1. A ruler with absolute power; a tyrant.
  2. (historical) A title awarded to senior members of the imperial family in the late Byzantine Empire, and claimed by various independent or semi-autonomous rulers in the Balkans (12th to 15th centuries)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fortson, Benjamin W. (2004) Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction, first edition, Oxford: Blackwell

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δεσπότης (despótēs, lord, master).

NounEdit

despot c (singular definite despoten, plural indefinite despoter)

  1. despot

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /děspot/
  • Hyphenation: des‧pot

NounEdit

dèspot m (Cyrillic spelling дѐспот)

  1. despot

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NounEdit

despot c

  1. despot