Definition of Tarquin

1. Noun. According to legend, the seventh and last Etruscan king of Rome who was expelled for his cruelty (reigned from 534 to 510 BC).




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tarquin

Taricha torosa
Tarin's space
Tarin's tenia
Tarin's valve
Tariq
Tarkanian
Tarkhun
Tarkingtonian
Tarkovsky
Tarlov's cyst
Tarltonian
Tarn
Tarnier's forceps
Taron
Tarpon atlanticus
Tarquin
Tarquin the Proud
Tarquinius
Tarquinius Superbus
Tarragona
Tarragonan
Tarrietia
Tarrietia argyrodendron
Tarsioidea
Tarsius glis
Tarsius syrichta
Tartan
Tartar
Tartarean
Tartarian

Literary usage of Tarquin

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1. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"tarquin like a Greek tyrant of the older period. ... This conception of tarquin was formed at a comparatively late period under the influence of Greek ideas ..."

2. A History of Rome from the Earliest Times to the Establishment of the Empire by Henry George Liddell (1855)
"First attempt to restore tarquin, by conspiracy: Judgment of Brutus. ... tarquin had made himself king by the aid of the Patricians, and chiefly by means of ..."

3. A History of Rome from the Earliest Times to the Establishment of the Empire by Henry George Liddell (1855)
"Fourth attempt to restore tarquin, by Latins: Battle of Lake Regillus. ... tarquin had made himself king by the aid of the Patricians, and chiefly by means ..."

4. The history of Rome by Joseph Anton F. Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"It represents tarquin like a Greek tyrant of the older period. ... This conception of tarquin was formed at a comparatively late period under the influence ..."

5. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"It represents tarquin like a Greek tyrant of the older period. ... This conception of tarquin was formed at a comparatively late period under the influence ..."

6. The History of Rome by Livy (1834)
"It is evident that the military despotism which tarquin had endeavoured to erect was not only ... The story goes that tarquin, on the capture of Suessa ..."

7. Goldsmith's Roman History by Oliver Goldsmith (1818)
"He obtained a decree of the senate, that tarquin and his family should be forever ... From the banishment of tarquin, to the appointment of the first . ..."

8. A Classical Dictionary: Containing a Copious Account of All Proper Names ...by John Lemprière by John Lemprière (1822)
"This was insufficient to gratify the ambition of tarquin; the princes were young, ... tarquin was the first who introduced among the Romans the custom to ..."

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