Tarquinian

adjective
Tar·​quin·​i·​an | \ (ˈ)tär¦kwinēən \

Definition of Tarquinian

: of or relating to the legendary Tarquin kings of ancient Rome noted especially for their tyranny

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Tarquinian

Latin tarquinius (from Tarquinius Tarquin, any one of a succession of legendary Roman kings of the 6th and 5th centuries b.c. probably from Tarquinii Tarquinia, ancient Roman town in central Italy that was the birthplace of the first Tarquin king) + English -an

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About Tarquinian

Dictionary Entries Near Tarquinian

Tarquinia

Tarquinian

tarragon

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Tarquinian

Cite this Entry

“Tarquinian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tarquinian. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!