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τῠρανν-εύω and τῠρανν-έω, the former always in Hdt. (v. infr.) and found in Alc.Supp.28.12 (prob.); both in Trag. and Com., as the metre required, cf. S.OT408 with OC449; E.Med.967, Ph.560 with Hel.786; Ar.Av.483 (anap.) with Lys.631 (troch.), Fr.357; and X. used both, cf. Cyr.1.1.1 with HG 4.4.6; Pl. has -έω in Lg.693a, R.580c, al., -εύω in Men.76b, more freq. in aor.: fut. -εύσω E.El.877 (lyr.), Ar.Lys. l.c., -ήσω first in Plu.2.403c, App.BC2.139: aor. ἐτυράννευσα Sol.33.6, Hdt. 1.14, Th.6.55,59, Pl.R.576c, Grg.473d, Phdr.238b, etc., -ησα E.HF29, X.HG2.2.24: pf. τετυράννευκα Isoc.8.113, -ηκα first in Plb.2.59.1:—
Pass., fut. -ηθήσομαι Sopat. in Rh.8.335 W.; but Med. τυραννήσομαι in pass. sense, D.20.161: aor. ἐτυραννεύθην Th.1.18, Pl. (v. infr.), -ήθην D.H.4.82, Str.8.6.25:—
to be a monarch, absolute ruler, and in aor. to become such, Hdt.1.14, 5.92. έ, Th.6.55, etc.; ὡς χρὴ τυραννεῖν, Ἰσοκράτους ἠκούσατε Isoc.3.11; τυραννεύσασα ἡ ἐπιθυμία Pl.Phdr.238b: in Poets, to be a prince or princess, E.Med.967.

2. c. gen., to be ruler of a people or place, τ. Ἀθηνῶν Sol.33.6; Σαρδίων, Μιλήτου, Ἀθηναίων, Μήδων, Hdt.1.15, 20, 59, 73; χθονός, γαίας, S.OC449, E.El.877 (lyr.), etc.; τῶν κακιόνων Id.Fr.1048.6; Σάμου Th.1.13; τᾶς πόλιος (sc. Eresus) IG12(2).526d20 (iv B. C.): metaph., [Κύπρις] Διὸς τυραννεῖ πλευμόνων S.Fr.941.15.

3. c. acc., τὸ συμπόσιον Luc.DMeretr. 3.2 codd.; Μεσσήνην f.l. (cod. S) in D.17.7:—
Pass., to be under the sway of τύραννοι, Hdt.5.55, 78, Th.1.18, etc.; τυραννουμένη πόλις Pl.R.545c, cf. Hdt.4.137, 5.92.ά, X.HG2.3.48; ὑπό τινος τυραννήσεσθαι D.20.161; τυραννευθεὶς ὑπὸ Ἔρωτος Pl.R. 574e.

II. to be of a tyrannical disposition, be imperious, Id.Alc. 1.135a, Men.76b.