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τῠρανν-ικός, ή, όν, of or for a τύραννος, royal, αἷμα A.Ag.828; τρόποισιν οὐ τυραννικοῖς Id.Ch.479; κράτος τ. S.OC373; λῆμα E.Med.348; δόμος, στέγαι, ib.740, Andr.882; κύκλος τ. the circle or assembly of kings, S.Aj. 749; τ. θέαμα (in good sense) Phalar.Ep.122.1.

2. befitting a tyrant, despotic, τυραννικόν τοι πόλλ' ἐπίστασθαι λέγειν E.Fr.335; συμφοραὶ τ. that befall a tyrant, Isoc.8.91; smacking of tyranny, τὸ σῦκον (sc. τὸ Αακωνικὸν) ἐχθρόν ἐστι καὶ τ. Ar.Fr.108 (troch.); φρονῶν τυραννικά Id.V.507 (troch.); ξυνωμοσία τ. in favour of tyranny, Th.6.60; νόμοι Pl.R.338e; τι δρᾶσαι τῶν τ. ib.574b; μαθὼν ἀντὶ τοῦ βασιλικοῦ τὸ τ. X.Cyr.1.3.18; τὰ τ. the period of the tyrants, Arist.Pol.1303a38.

3. tyrannical, of persons, Pl.R.574c, Phdr.248e, etc.; Sup. -ώτατος Id.R.575d, 580c; fit for tyrannical government, οἱ τ., opp. οἱ δημοτικοί, X.HG2.3.49; τυραννικὸν [δίκαιον] οὐκ ἔστι κατὰ φύσιν Arist.Pol.1287b39.

II. Adv. -κῶς, ζῆν Pl.R.575a; opp. βασιλικῶς, Isoc.5.154; opp. πολιτικῶς, Arist.Ath.16.2: Comp. -ώτερον Id.Pol.1313a2.