Other Word Forms of Despot
Origin of Despot
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”).
French despote from Medieval Latin despota from Greek despotēs master dem- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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