French

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Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Ancient Greek δεσπότης (despótēs).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /dɛs.pɔt/
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Noun

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despote m or f by sense (plural despotes)

  1. despot
  2. tyrant

Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Dutch: despoot

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