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[tahr-kwin-ee-uh s or tahr-kwin] /tɑrˈkwɪn i əs or ˈtɑr kwɪn/
(Lucius Tarquinius Priscus) died 578 b.c, king of Rome 616–578.
(Lucius Tarquinius Superbus"the Proud") died 498 b.c, king of Rome 534–510. Unabridged
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  • You can pour your nationalities in but they'll no more combine than tarquin's and Lucretia's blood.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • King tarquin, therefore, changed not the number or the name of the companies.

    Stories From Livy Alfred Church
  • And as the reign of King tarquin began with blood, even so also did it end.

    Stories From Livy Alfred Church
  • tarquin, hearing of Lucrece's chastity, longs to attempt her.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • But, like the Cumæan sibyl to tarquin, the message came again.

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • Emulous of the name of Brutus, I am above the titles of a tarquin!

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • While tarquin the Proud was king a strange thing happened at Rome.

  • Just in what threats, promises, and persuasions tarquin indulged we do not know.

  • And King Porsenna led his army home, with tarquin still dethroned.

  • The deputy mayor, like another tarquin, was cropping the flowers with his cane.

    The Hero of the People Alexandre Dumas
British Dictionary definitions for tarquin


Latin name Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, fifth legendary king of Rome (616–578 bc)
Latin name Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, seventh and last legendary king of Rome (534–510 bc)
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